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Chelsea team have 'huge potential' – Cech

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Cech kept a clean sheet in his first league game of the season. Credit: PA

Petr Cech may not want to compare this Chelsea team to others he has been involved with, but the long-serving goalkeeper believes they have "huge potential" this season.

An injury to Thibaut Courtois saw Cech make his first top-flight start of the season on Saturday, when the Blues' dominated despite their display lacking the panache of other matches.

"We only judge the team when the season is finished and you can see how many trophies the team has in hand," the 32-year-old told the official club website, www.chelseafc.com.

"It is difficult to say which Chelsea side in history was the best because a lot of them won trophies.

"This team has huge potential, it has been doing really well this season, we are top of the league and have been doing some brilliant games but we are empty-handed at the moment, and I don't like to compare the teams until the season is finished."

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Mourinho makes cow jibe over Newcastle tactics

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This one looks like a Newcastle fan. Credit: PA

Frustrated Chelsea manager is finding it difficult to moo-ve on from Saturday's defeat against Newcastle.

The Portuguese manager has been moo-aning about the tactics deployed by Alan Pardew's side, suggesting they may as well have parked a cow on the pitch at St James' Park.

You may as well put a cow in the middle of the pitch. And then stop the game because there was a cow.

You cannot do just anything in football. You have to defend with your 10 men, put the 10 men on the goal line, park the bus, but football needs a ball. Not two or zero. Do what you can to win but not everything.

Sometimes there were zero balls and that cuts the dynamic of the team who is trying to win the game.

– Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
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