Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Cech has admitted that Chelsea’s hopes of defending the Premier League title that they won last term are all but over, after their disappointing one all draw against Fulhum last night.
It was Cech who actually saved the team a point, after saving a last minute Clint Dempsey penalty when it looked like Fulham would nick all three points.
Chelsea failed to score for a second consecutive match, and Ancelotti and his players looked devoid of any attacking creativity or idea.
£50million man Fernando Torres again failed to score and Nicolas Anelka played a role that more resembled holding midfielder than anything attacking. With Essien and Lampard well off the pace Chelsea looked very average against a good Fulham side who set themselves up to defend.
The Czech Republic international said, “For the title, this point is too little.
“Mathematically it is not over, but obviously we are quite far (off) now because they (Chelsea’s rivals) won their games and we dropped another two points.
“But there is still a long way to go and we are going to fight to the end.”
Cech added, “In the end we are happy to go with the point because when you concede a penalty in the last minute then everything can happen.
“But I think it was a good performance. It was very solid. It was just a pity that in the final third we missed a little bit to score a goal.”
David Luiz spoiled an excellent full debut by giving away the last minute penalty, but showed plenty of potential on his first start since a £21million switch from Benfica.
Cech said, “He was impressive when he came in against Liverpool and today for the full 90 minutes you can see why we paid so much money. He is a great defender.”