Cech gets top Chelsea award
Goalkeeper Petr Cech was awarded Chelsea’s Player of the Year
prize at the club’s awards dinner on Thursday night.
The Czech Republic international finished top of a poll which
saw 28,000 supporters cast their votes.
Cech, who turns 29 on Friday, joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2004
and has helped the club challenge Manchester United for top
He said on Chelsea TV: “I have been here seven years now and
playing with some of the best players in the world doesn’t make it
easy for a goalkeeper to win an award, but I am really pleased.
“I really appreciate it because having played for such a great
club with great players, to win player of the year is a great
“There are players here when I joined the club still here, we
have had good years, worse years, average years, but they made me
feel at home and that’s why I look forward to the future.
“You always want to win everything but especially the Champions
League now, that is the only one missing.”
Left-back Ashley Cole was named the players’ player of the year
and insisted Chelsea would be fighting to win next season’s Premier
League title next season, after losing their crown to long-time
Cole said: “As a team we never gave up, we always had confidence
but we fell short and hopefully next season things will change and
we’ll get back our title.”
Josh McEachran collected young player of the year honours.