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Chelsea chief Petr Cech welcomes Champions League group

Former Arsenal goal stopper Petr Cech in Ice Hockey action

Chelsea chief, Petr Cech, has said they’re happy with their Champions League draw.

Chelsea have been drawn alongside Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg and Malmo in Group H.

“You always have to respect the traditional teams like Juventus and you always have to respect every opponent you get in the group in the Champions League,” said Cech to the club’s website. “These are big games and Zenit and Malmo will want to play their part in the group stage and give themselves a chance to get as many points as possible, so we have to respect that.

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“The players and staff and everybody know that once you win something, you are always the one everybody wants to play against and it is special motivation. It is always harder to retain titles so we know it’s going to be tough.

“We go into the group as reigning champions and everybody will expect us to do well and we will have to live with that fact. You want to show that you can do it again and it’s not easy, but we have a great squad and people with experience so we know that we can cope with those expectations, now we have to prove it on the pitch.”

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