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Petr Cech | Goalkeeper

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 203

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Petr Cech will play some part of Sunday's match but may not start.
Jose Mourinho is unsure if Petr Cech will start but he will play some part of Chelsea's last match. This could very well be Cech's last match in a Chelsea uniform so it's not out of the question that he starts and is taken out early to get the fans' respect. Since we don't know how much either goalkeeper(Cech or Thibaut Courtois) will play on Sunday, it's very risky to play either one in fantasy. It's very likely neither one earns a clean sheet due to restricted playing time. Avoid both at all costs. May 22 - 7:44 PM

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Petr Cech is in talks with Turkish club Besiktas about a possible summer move.

Cech has lost his position as Chelsea's number one goalkeeper and is looking to move somewhere else. The goalkeeper is 32 years old and still remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but Thibaut Courtois has replaced him at Stamford Bridge. There are bigger teams than Besiktas that are looking at Cech, so it's unknown if he'll head to Turkey or choose to remain in one of Europe's top leagues. If he ends up in the Premier League, he will likely be a top fantasy pick next season.
Source: Sky Sports
May 13 - 12:59 PM

Petr Cech will be assessed after picking up a muscular problem during Saturdays’ Euro qualifying draw against Latvia while his Czech team mate Tomas Rosicky won’t be involved in Slovakia because of illness.

The extent of the Cech injury is not currently known but if the Chelsea stopper did suffer a strain – even a minor grade one tear – then 2/3 weeks on the sidelines is realistic. With Mark Schwarzer now plying his trade at Leicester Mourinho could be forced to use the inexperienced Mitchell Beeney or Jamal Blackman as back-up for Thibaut Courtois. Chelsea take on Stoke this weekend at Stamford Bridge and the home side will be hoping top scorer Diego Costa [hamstring] will be available while John Obi Mikel is also closing in on a return following knee surgery.
Mar 31 - 4:52 AM

Eden Hazard has stated he would back a Petr Cech exit this summer after the goalkeeper made comments regarding a summer move.

Cech mentioned in recent days that he would consider leaving Stamford Bridge this summer because he doesn't want to spend another season as an understudy to Thibaut Courtois. The news is unsurprising, as the 32-year-old only has a few years of football left and he understandably wants to start, especially given the fact he is still one of the best goalkeepers around. Cech has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal amongst other teams, but it's uncertain if Cech wants to remain in the Premier League or leave for another league. He is not a fantasy option at the moment and there is a chance he never will be in the Premier League again.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 27 - 10:45 AM

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech started in place of Thibaut Courtois on Wednesday and impressed with another clean sheet.

Cech has been behind Courtois on the pecking order this season but earned a start on Wednesday and was brilliant, making two incredible saves with the flick of his foot to keep the game level. Courtois has been struggling with an injury lately but also looks to have lost his confidence, and it's unclear how long Cech will have the starting job. It's worth noting Cech has five clean sheets in five Premier League games this season for an insane average of 12 fantasy points per match. We would feel safe using him against anyone if we knew ahead of time that he's guaranteed to start.
Feb 15 - 12:49 PM

Petr Cech kept a clean sheet yesterday in the absence of number one Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Courtois missed out through a muscular injury and Cech was stellar in his place. The goalkeeper is obviously still one of the best in the world and it's a shame he has to be on the bench most of the time. Chelsea could probably get a fair price for him in January so don't be surprised if he gets moved. If Courtois misses more time through injury, Cech will make a fantastic option in fantasy leagues.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is not surprised that Petr Cech is looking to leave the club in January.

There are rumors about Cech wanting to leave the club and fellow goalkeeper Courtois understands. It's Courtois who walked into Stamford Bridge this summer and took over Cech's job, but the youngster can sympathize. Cech is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world and can start at almost any other club in the world. Chelsea can choose to sell him, but if he leaves the Blues, it will likely be for a club outside of England.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Jose Mourinho has started Petr Cech in goal in Chelsea's friendly against Fenerbahce.

Mourinho has played both Cech and Thibaut Courtois in pre-season and all signs are pointing to a competition that lasts until the beginning of the season. Mourinho is taking his time in making a choice for who will be his number one goalkeeper this year and in process is raising the stock of both of his goalkeepers. We find it unlikely that both keepers will be on Chelsea's roster this year, but whoever wins this battle will have extremely high fantasy value.
Source: Chelsea FC
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Petr Cech started for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury at the end of the last year.

Cech started in Chelsea's friendly against Austrian side WAC RZ Pellets and appeared healthy. There is uncertainty at the position this year as Chelsea have brought back youngster Thibaut Courtois who was on loan for the past two seasons. Courtois has repeatedly stated he wants playing time but Petr Cech is still in his prime so it's unknown what Chelsea will do. The two most likely options are loaning out Courtois or selling Cech to a club outside of the Premier League. Whoever ends up with the job will be an immediate candidate for top fantasy goalkeeper this season.
Source: Chelsea FC
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been contacted by French clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.

Cech's agent insists that the goalkeeper wants to remain at Chelsea but the Blues have a big choice to make as youngster Thibaut Courtois is demanding playing time. If Chelsea decide to go with Courtois as their number one, Petr Cech will likely be sold as he is too good to be a backup. At 32 years of age, the Czech goalkeeper has a few years left to play at a top level. Chelsea's goalkeeper position has huge fantasy upside and we will update you as we find out more about one of the summer's biggest fantasy headlines.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has stated that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will return to the club this summer after a two-year loan at Atletico Madrid.

Courtois has stated multiple times that he demands playing time so it seems Petr Cech's time as Chelsea's number one goalkeeper might be over. Cech is still one of the world's best goalkeepers so it will be interesting to see if he ends up leaving Chelsea or if he stays to play backup to young star Courtois. We will know more once training begins in late July - early August so make sure you check back before you draft either of these goalkeepers.
Source: The Guardian
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 01:43:00 PM

Petr Cech underwent successful surgery on his dislocated shoulder and will miss 8 to 10 weeks.

Cech dislocated his shoulder in Chelsea's Champions League match and had to undergo surgery to repair the damage. He is expected to be out until mid July and should be fully fit for the beginning of next season. His home country is not in the World Cup, so Cech will have the entire summer to rehab and get fit. The problem with Cech is that Chelsea may choose to go with their young star Thibaut Courtois next season, in which case Cech may choose to leave the Premier League or be a backup for the Blues. Check back at the beginning of next season for an update.
Source: ChelseaFC
Wed, May 7, 2014 05:14:00 PM

Petr Cech is improving but is expected to miss Chelsea's home match against Norwich this weekend.

The Chelsea goalkeeper is improving from his dislocated shoulder but is ruled out of the Norwich clash. With Chelsea practically out of the title race, it's unlikely they'll risk him by playing him in the final two matches of the season. In his absence, Mark Schwarzer will start and is a great fantasy option for the week despite only playing one game. Norwich are the worst away team in the league and are unlikely to give Chelsea many problems.
Fri, May 2, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Petr Cech will miss the remainder of the season with a dislocated shoulder.

Cech was injured in Chelsea's 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid and had to be replaced by Mark Schwarzer halfway through the first half. This is a huge loss to Chelsea, who now have to face Liverpool and Atletico Madrid within the next seven days without their number one goalkeeper. Mark Schwarzer will have to step up, but he is well past his prime and is mediocre at best. Schwarzer is not a recommended choice for this weekend but can be a very good option for fantasy managers during Chelsea's last two games of the season.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 05:34:00 PM

Chelsea have drawn Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

The other match will see Real Madrid face Bayern Munich. The draw is a favorable one for Chelsea as Atletico are likely the least dangerous team out of the three. With that being said, they are still a very good side, one that just knocked off Barcelona in the quarter-finals. The big story line around this match is whether Atletico Madrid will be able to play their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Courtiois is in Madrid on loan from Chelsea and there are conflicting reports about his ability to feature against his home club.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 02:15:00 PM