Petr Cech looks set to stay at Chelsea at least until January after deciding against a move during the transfer window. It was heavily rumoured that clubs like Monaco and Paris St Germain were interested in signing the 32-year-old goalkeeper, who has become the second choice at Chelsea after the arrival of Thibaut Courtois. The Czech Republic stopper has been the number-one at Chelsea since arriving as a 22-year-old back in 2004, but his decade-long presence between the sticks has been brought to an end by the brilliance of Courtois.
The Belgian international was recalled from a three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid during which time he managed to become one of the best in the world. At just 22 years of age, Courtois represents the future and this has been one of the primary reasons behind Jose Mourinho going for the Belgian international rather than the experienced Cech. Cech has only two years left on his current Chelsea contract and there have been rumours that he would be allowed to join clubs like Monaco. Just hours before the transfer deadline day came to an end, the 32-year-old tweeted that he plans to remain blue, although he failed to specify for how long.
Former England goalkeeper David James thinks that Cech can reclaim the first-team spot at Chelsea because he has been a fighter. “Am I surprised? No. Chelsea are a super club challenging for the league this season. I think Courtois is a wonderful goalkeeper but he (Cech) would love to get back in the side. He could have moved to Spain or somewhere else, but he likes to stay and fight,” said the former England and Portsmouth goalkeeper about the predicament faced by Cech. “Blue is the colour! It hasn’t changed,” read a tweet sent out by Cech in the final hours of the transfer window.