Cech targets record clean sheet against Liverpool

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has called for a clean sheet against Chelsea to give him the title of Chelsea’s greatest goalkeeper.

Peter Bonetti currently holds the club’s record of 208 clean sheets prior to the Liverpool game, and another against the Reds would make Cech equal.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Cech said:

"It is a great milestone for a goalkeeper and I am one clean sheet away from Peter Bonetti's all-time record.

"It would obviously be fantastic to get that in the Liverpool game."

To accomplish this, Chelsea must keep quiet Luis Suarez, who has scored 19 goals in 13 games for Liverpool this season and is currently the Premier League’s leading scorer.

After keeping a clean sheet in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal and another in their 1-0 win over Swansea, Cech is confident his team can keep out anyone:

"Beating Swansea with the other results that day was an important three points and now we are in a good position to go face to face with Liverpool.

"You need everybody to do as much as possible to defend and not give away cheap goals because, as the fatigue accumulates in this hectic period, it becomes more difficult to find the energy to overturn games.

"When you get the lead and keep a clean sheet it is more easy to win a game.

"Against Swansea we had chances when we could have killed the game off but we had to fight until the last second and we did well.

"Sometimes it is difficult when you have two games against main rivals and between you have a game everybody says that you should win. It is not easy to concentrate and in that respect we did very well.

"I had one save to make all game and we did well at Arsenal and back-to-back cleansheets is very positive for everyone.

"If we can score more goals it will become easier for us."

Chelsea’s striker Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o have been misfiring this season with just five goals between them in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho has targeted scoring goals as an area for improvement this season, and they have been linked with the likes of Jackson Martinez, Gonzalo Higuain and Radamel Falcao.

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