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Blues can lift Champions League, says Cech

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is convinced the club can this season finally end their Champions League hoodoo.

Although the Blues have lost the experience of Joe Cole, Ricardo Carvalho, Deco and Michael Ballack in the summer, Cech has insisted he is convinced Chelsea can finally go on to claim their 'Holy Grail' and secure Europe's top club title as they prepare to face Slovakian champions MSK Zilina in their opening group game.

"We are coming here in a very good mood," said Cech. "We have been playing very well recently and we are ready to go in the Champions League."

He added: "Last year we won the Double which is a great achievement but we couldn't progress in the Champions League, that's the way it is.

"The previous seasons we have always been in the semi-final and once in the final, but we all believe that this time is going to be the breakthrough. We all believe before every season that we can go all the way and win it.

"I believe that because of the work I can see every day at the training ground, starting with the manager and finishing with all the people working for the club.

"We always have the quality in the team and we have a great team spirit. That is the start and now we need to have the good performances on the pitch. We always have a good start. We know we have what it takes."

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