Petr Cech is confident that Chelsea not only have the required numbers, but also the right blend of players to challenge for trophies on all fronts this campaign.

The 29-year-old Blues stopper has faith in new manager Andre Villas-Boas, who has strengthened his Stamford Bridge squad in key areas with the addition of new signings that will not only benefit the club in their immediate future, but in the long-term as well.

After hammering Bolton 5-1 at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday, to keep pace with the Barclays Premier League leaders - Chelsea sit just three points behind both Manchester United, and neighbours City.

They also sit top of their UEFA Champions League group with four points from their opening two games, and can look forward to a Carling Cup fourth round tie with Everton in the coming month.


 

"I am glad we have such a big and high quality squad because that is exactly what we need to be able to target the top places in all competitions," said Cech.

"There is an enormous amount of fixtures and you can't go through them with just 15 players."

The goalkeeper has a strong belief that for the first time in a number of years, Chelsea have the depth of squad that is required to be successful both domestically and in Europe.

"We need a well-balanced squad with the right number of players to spread the match burden on all players," he continued. "With this squad this is an advantage we have currently."

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