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Petr Cech reveals his favourite three saves of his career.

Petr Cech reveals his favourite three saves of his career

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Petr Cech is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers of his generation and will be remembered as such when he finally hangs up his gloves.

The Czech Republic international spent 11 successful years with Chelsea, where he won a host of major honours, before completing a £10 million switch to rivals Arsenal in the summer.

Cech has now revealed the three saves from his career that he is most fond of - two with Chelsea and one with the Gunners - and you can see them scrolling a little further down this page.

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There’s a chance that Cech will add another Premier League winners’ medal to his collection come the end of the season.

The 33-year-old already has four to his name but with Arsenal currently joint-top of the Premier League table - alongside Leicester City - he and his teammates at the Emirates Stadium are well-positioned to win their first league title since 2004.

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Petr Cech's favourite saves

Here are Petr Cech’s favourite three saves

3. Save v Robbie Keane (Chelsea v Tottenham - 2004)

Cech showed the Chelsea fans what he was all about early in his Chelsea career with this fabulous point-blank save from a Robbie Keane header.

“We played Spurs at home and Robbie Keane had a point-blank header to win the game," Cech was quoted as saying by the Mirror. "I made a save and it stayed 0-0.

"Up to that point, I felt a lot of pressure because Carlo Cudicini was the fans’ favourite and everyone was cheering his name.

"That game gave them the idea of ‘OK, maybe he can play, he’s not bad’.”

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2. Save v Christian Benteke (Arsenal v Liverpool - 2015)

Arsenal fans must have feared Cech was past his best following his unimpressive Premier League debut against West Ham, but the veteran keeper showcased his class with a Man of the Match performance against Liverpool back in August.

This magnificent save from Christian Benteke was evidence that Cech still had plenty to offer at the very highest level.

“It was the first home game after I had made two mistakes against West Ham," Cech commented. "This save happens and you think, ‘OK, it’s fine, now people realise that anything bad can happen in football and probably I will be OK’.”

1. Save v Arjen Robben (Chelsea v Bayern Munich - 2012)

Chelsea fans may have guessed it already: Cech’s favourite save is his stop from Arjen Robben in the 2012 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

Had Cech not saved this penalty, it’s very likely that Bayern Munich would have won the match and Chelsea would still be looking for their maiden Champions League title.

“It was not in the Premier League, of course - but if they score, then you think, ‘We are done, it’s the end’,” Cech added.

Which was Petr Cech’s best save? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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