Cech: Squad unrest reports unfounded

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has played down suggestions of player dissatisfaction at Stamford Bridge.


The Czech Republic international believes the media has been misrepresenting the true motives and discussion of the meeting club owner Roman Abramovich had with the Blues staff when he visited their Cobham training ground.


There was intense speculation that all was not well for Villas-Boas when the Russian billionaire made the trip to the training headquarters prior to the defeat at Everton early in February, but Cech denied it was as it had been portrayed.


“Everyone has been talking about a meeting between the team and Abramovich,” he told


“The truth is elsewhere and the picture of that meeting was misrepresented.”


It was then that he accused those in the media of twisting the truth of events to create pressure on the club.


“Chelsea has been under huge pressure from the media and if we are not doing well then the pressure mounts,” he added.


“The media uses that to form some nonsense theory or speculation, and we have to live with that.”


The pressure mounted on Chelsea may also have been something to do with them going five games without a win before Saturday’s comprehensive defeat of Bolton Wanderers.


This was preceded by a week of consternation and speculation about the future of Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas after his side could only muster a 1-1 draw at home to Championship side Birmingham City, before being beate 3-1 in Naples in their Champions League last-16 tie first-leg.

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