Little belters to fire Blues to title glory
PETR CECH reckons Chelsea’s little stars give the side a big chance of sending the Premier League title race to the wire again.
The Blues are four points clear at the top heading into the international break – and Cech insists they won’t flop like last season.
This time around they have Eden Hazard and Oscar – at a combined cost of £52million – setting up and scoring goals.
“We have a different team with lots of new recruits,” said keeper Cech.
“As players, they are more technically gifted than physical.
“Because of that, our style has evolved and we’re trying to bring more dynamism to our attacking moves thanks to the talented players we have further forward.
“So far, Eden Hazard’s arrival has done us a lot of good.
“He’s quickly built an understanding with the players around him, like Juan Mata and Oscar, and it’s really pleasing to see a player come in from another league and adapt so quickly.
“They’re both young players with lots of ambition who have already got quite a bit of experience despite their age.
“And, in general, you tend to adapt better when you’re younger.
“They go out onto the pitch to enjoy themselves and give pleasure to those around them.
“Eden’s continuing to do what he was already doing for a few years in France.
“As for Oscar, I’m very happy for him because it’s not easy to just show up here from Brazil, where the championship is completely different.
“Plus, he’s very young. His double against Juventus showed he fully deserves his place here and it’ll give him lots of confidence for the future.”
The two Manchester clubs battled it out on the final day of last season – but Cech insists there will be more title contenders this time.
“I think this season will be very close and an exciting one for the supporters,” he said.
“Lots of teams have strengthened. Manchester United have started well and will be involved in the title race, as will Manchester City, who want to defend their crown, while we’ll be right back up there.
“There’s Arsenal too, who are playing well and scoring goals while looking solid at the back.
“If they continue like that, they’ll be very dangerous.”
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