Petr Cech discusses ‘busy summer’ ahead for Chelsea; explains mid-season drop off

Petr Cech Chelsea May 2022

Petr Cech says he is anticipating a “busy summer” at Chelsea as the club kick-off a new era under Chelsea owner Todd Boehly.

Chelsea technical and performance advisor Cech has admitted he is “living on his phone” as Chelsea look to strengthen Thomas Tuchel’s squad for next season.

US magnate Boehly is ready to splash the cash at Stamford Bridge in order to get Chelsea challenging for the Premier League title. Tuchel’s charges finished 19 points behind champions Manchester City and with departures, investment is needed in west London.

Antonio Rudiger will depart for Real Madrid, while Andreas Christensen is also set to follow his team-mate to Spain.

That will leave a huge hole at the back. And Sevilla’s Jules Kounde has once again been linked with the club. Tuchel could also be in need of a forward if Romelu Lukaku returns to Italy.

Man City’s Raheem Sterling has been mentioned as a target. Any moves for Kounde and Sterling will take up a large part of the reported £200m that has been set aside by Boehly to spend on new transfers.

And Cech, who played almost 500 times for Chelsea, is expecting plenty of business at the club this summer.


“I live on the phone! It will be a busy summer. We will plan, prepare and try to be as strong as we can next season,” Cech told Sky Sports News, via Metro.

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“I think everybody knows where we are in terms of the team. Of course we will try to strengthen the team.

“We want to do the best possible and be ready to compete next season. It’s going to be a tough season with a World Cup in-between so we need to be ready for that.”

Cech, who will appear at Soccer Aid on Sunday, also hailed Tuchel for a brilliant first full season at the helm.

“He’s done an incredible job and last season he handled the whole situation very well. And managed to pull his team through,” Cech said. “I hope he can continue like that.

“We won two major trophies and we lost two finals on penalties which was unfortunate.

“It’s true that we dropped points around November and December last season when we struggled with Covid. This is where the difference was made in my opinion.”

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