Cech - Title has gone

23 April 2009 02:58
Petr Cech has conceded Chelsea's Premier League title hopes evaporated following Wednesday's goalless draw with Everton.[LNB] The Blues' 0-0 draw with the Toffees left Guus Hiddink admitting they would not be able to catch leaders Manchester United, sentiments Cech has now echoed.[LNB]While Chelsea can mathematically catch United, the Czech Republic ace cannot see Sir Alex Ferguson's dropping enough points for the Blues to mount an unlikely charge.[LNB]Realistic"Mathematically it is not finished, but we have to be realistic and I can hardly see Man United dropping nine points for us to go in front and we can't forget we are a few points behind Liverpool, who are closer," he told the club's official website.[LNB]"If Man United slip and have a bad spell we are not the closest one to gain from that, so I think now with their one game in hand it is stretched too far in front of us.[LNB]Meanwhile, Cech says he will be fit for Chelsea's trip to West Ham on Saturday after being caught by Jo at Stamford Bridge.[LNB]The pair collided late on forcing Jo to be substituted, but the Blues shot-stopper insists there will no lingering damage from the challenge.[LNB]Knock on the nose"I got a knock on the nose so it is sore but nothing too dramatic," he continued.[LNB]"I knew that we were going to clash because the ball didn't bounce too high or low - I knew I had to put my head in there, it was the only way I could get to the ball first, and as soon as I headed the ball I put my arm across to protect myself.[LNB]"But that stopped him from moving and he did the same thing, so his elbow caught me straight on the nose." [LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports