Chelsea stopper takes positives from draw

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Petr Cech has highlighted the positives from Chelsea's weekend draw against Newcastle.

The Blues twice gave away a lead at Stamford Bridge, with Branislav Ivanovic and Alex both scoring from set-plays for the west Londoners. However, a deflected free kick and Steven Taylor's injury-time header denied the hosts all three points.

Despite the disappointment of not securing victory in their last home game of the season, Cech thought there were a couple of positives to be taken from the day, notably securing second place as Arsenal stumbled to defeat against Aston Villa.

Josh McEachran's performance also drew praise from the Czech Republic international, who believes the England starlet could be one-to-watch for the future.


"Despite the bad result, I found two positives in it. The first one was that Arsenal were beaten [by Aston Villa], which means we have definitely secured second place in the league," the Chelsea keeper said on his own website.

"The second positive is the performance of our young midfielder [Josh] McEachran. He started the game and did really well. Josh only recently turned 18 but if he follows the path he has been on, he is surely destined to become a big player at Chelsea. He is enormously talented, so it is up to him."

Cech also highlighted the defeat to Manchester United in the previous week as a potential reason for Sunday's below par performance, admitting his teammates were devastated to miss out on retaining the Barclays Premier League title.

"It seemed to me that in each of us there was still disappointment from not winning the title, as on Saturday Manchester United captured it," he continued.

"We wanted badly to win the last match of the season at Stamford Bridge and conceding in the last minute is not the best way to reward our fans, who have supported us all year."

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