Cech’s future thrown into doubt

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Updated: October 20, 2011

The future of Chelsea ‘keeper Petr Cech has been thrown into doubt after the Blues’ goalkeeping coach has revealed the Czech Republic international “does not have long left at the top level”

Cech has been plagued by injuries in recent years and has failed to find the form that was the reason he secured a move to Stamford Bridge.

The doubts have come following revelations from Chelsea’s new young ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois said he has been told by the Chelsea goalkeeping coach that Cech does not have much time left because of constant knee and back injuries.

Courtois has been tipped to replace Cech after signing from Genk during the summer. He immediately went out on loan to Atletico Madrid to gain experience but he has spoken about his future career at Stamford Bridge.

He claims that Chelsea have a three year plan which sees him become their new number one as they claim Cech won’t last much longer.

“I know he has problems with his knees and back,” Courtois told Onda Cero.

“Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach told me he doesn’t know how much time Cech has left at the top level.” Speaking about his own development, Courtois said: “Chelsea told me to spend two years at a club like Atletico. After that, one season with an English team so I can adapt to the Premier League.”

Petr Cech joined the Blues in 2004 and has played 228 times for them while winning three Premier League medals. He is still just 29 and he should possibly have another ten years left in his career but these revelations have come as a bit of a surprise to most.

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