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18 Oct 2011 14:48:44

Petre Cech refuses to criticise Chelsea team-mates for leaking goals

Petr Cech has refused to criticise his team-mates for Chelsea's recent lack of clean sheets, despite given them an angry dressing down for switching off during last season's game at Blackpool. The Blues goalkeeper, who once went a record 1,025 minutes without conceding a league goal, has not enjoyed a top-flight shut-out since the opening day of the current campaign when they drew 0-0 at Stoke. Eye on the ball: Cech is keen to record more clean sheets for Chelsea But the 29-year-old was confident the clean sheets would soon return, claiming the current run was more down to bad luck than bad defending. That was in stark contrast to his attitude in March, where he berated his team-mates for the late goal they conceded in their 3-1 victory at Blackpool. 'You can see everybody's concentrating and focused on their jobs,' Cech said. 'When you concede sometimes, you have to accept that the opponent had a very good chance to score. 'Against Blackpool last year, it was because, at 3-0, everybody just stopped doing what they should and that was why I got angry. 'But that was not the case this season. It's always better when you finish off the games with a clean sheet. Training zone: Cech denies Nicolas Anelka in training ahead of their Champions League game against Genk 'We had a little unfortunate run without having a clean sheet but we've played well, we keep winning three points, which is the main target. 'If you finish the game 0-0, you might be happy with a clean sheet but it's only one point. 'If you win 3-1, you've got three points and it's more important for the team. 'We are improving all the time and I think that we will get back to our track of getting clean sheets.' Chelsea's run has coincided with the summer appointment of Andre Villas-Boas, who has brought a more attacking style of football to Stamford Bridge. Cech said: 'We are the team who want to control the game, who want to play well with the ball. Ball juggling: Cech has struggled keep the ball out of his net so far this season 'We are not waiting for the game to finish. We want to kill the game off and maybe this is the reason maybe why sometimes at the end of the games, when you want to score more goals, something like this happens. 'We were a little bit unlucky as well with the little details. We didn't control the little details. That's why we got punished all the time. 'We are aware of it and we are improving and it's just a moment where it's happening, but I think it's going to stop.' Chelsea will never have a better chance to end that sequence than tomorrow's Champions League game against Genk, the first of a Group E double-header with the Belgian champions. Maximum points will be expected from both games, which would all but guarantee a place in the knock-out phase. Cech boldly declared: "With two victories, we will qualify for the next round.'  PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Chelsea 3 Everton 1 - the action from Stamford Bridge as it happenedChelsea optimistic about Cech's fitness after keeper goes to hospital following Sa clashChelsea supplied opposition group list of Bridge freeholders that included dead fans


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