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Petr Cech

All the latest news and views from Stamford Bridge including Petr Cech's assessment over the Liverpool threat in the Premier League title race.

Chelsea's Premier League title rival Liverpool have been able to accumulate as many positive results as they have been because they are unencumbered by the burden of expectation, or pressure, but - asks Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech - do they have the title-winning experience that may prove vital during a competitive run-in?

Not compared to Chelsea.

"Nobody expected anything from Liverpool this season and they're in contention - it's why they've been able to play without pressure so far," Cech is quoted to have said by ESPN to have said. "But let's see how they will cope when it comes to the last hurdle. They will have to jump over it. They have been doing remarkably well but we're still around."

What could well decide the destination of the Premier League crown is a battle at Anfield on April 27.

"We have players who are used to playing big games. Sometimes when you have a young team full of enthusiasm they don't feel any pressure, they just play but we have just four games to play now and if we win all of our matches, we will be there right to the end.

"That's what we will try to do, to go game-by-game, try win them all and then we'll see where we'll be. We will go for it."

Bought from Barnsley just last year for £3m, Everton could receive a large return on their investment as Chelsea join Arsenal in the race for Toffees centre back John Stones, 19, who recently was likened to Terry Butcher.

Stones has made 11 Premier League starts thus far this season, returning 18 completed tackles, 72 clearances and a 90% passing accuracy.

And finally, during Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win over Getafe, a Diego Costa goal resulted in the revered striker cronking his knee on the goal-post: "Diego is happy and well. One more cut does not do anything to this tiger," Diego Simeone is quoted to have said about his striker.

There is an indication Costa will be available for selection in time for the first leg of the Champions League semifinal against Chelsea.

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