Chelsea gave us all a bit of a surprise when they released the team sheet for the Blues' home game against Sunderland -- Petr Cech was nowhere to be found. Mark Schwarzer is the starting goalkeeper; Henrique Hilario is on the bench. With some huge matches coming up (and as Manchester City found in midweek, Sunderland aren't pushovers either), that was a little bit concerning. Where has Petr gone?
Fortunately Dan Levene and Chelsea TV came up with an answer quickly:
Neil Barnett confirms Cech has a virus, not thought to be serious. (Chelsea TV) #CFC— CarloFan (@CarloFan) April 19, 2014
Petr Cech out of today's Chelsea side against Sunderland. 'Under the weather' is the official line. Should be back for Atletico on Tuesday.— Dan Levene (@BluesChronicle) April 19, 2014
If Cech's back for Atleti, I guess we can survive a match without him in goal. I'd rather not, of course, but these things happen.
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