Chelsea legend Petr Cech reserves praise for three Chelsea players

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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has hailed the competitive nature of the Chelsea squad and believes it will help the team in the course of the season.

Cech specially praised the trio of Malang Sarr, Trevoh Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek who came in from the fringes and had a good game against Brentford.

“When you come back from the internationals, you always have a lot of question marks over what state the players will come back in and you don’t have time to prepare and obviously we had a difficult game at Brentford,” Cech told Chelsea’s official website.

“For 70 minutes we were completely in charge and it was really nice to see other players coming in – you had Malang, Trevoh and Ruben starting, because they were the players who trained the two weeks while everybody else was travelling and playing for their national team.

“They stepped up and they had a very good game. The last 20 minutes they threw everything at us and then these are the difficulties where you need to find the way to win.

“I always say winners win and winners find a way to win, and we did find a way to win in that game.

“We had a great performance from Edou in those last 20 minutes, when he made very important and decisive saves, which is obviously brilliant.”

Cech added: “I think that game and now these coming games and the schedule, which is very busy over the next few weeks, shows how important it is to have a competitive squad and everybody on board.

“With a lot of games coming up, you might have some injuries or suspensions, and you need players to be ready.”

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