Chelsea boss Avram Grant hailed the match-winning performance of goalkeeper Petr Cech on Wednesday night, just hours after the Czech Republic international had become a father for the first time.

Cech was the star of Chelsea´s 1-0 Carling Cup semi-final win over Everton at Goodison Park - which sealed a 3-1 aggregate victory to set up an all-London final against Tottenham on February 24.

Grant said: "He did not make a mistake, and is certainly amongst the best in the world."

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