Petr Cech believes the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane is a huge boost for the champions. An injury time penalty miss cost the champions an impressive win, but the performance and point are indications that the Blues are on the road back to form.
Despite Chelsea’s penetration not looking quite as dangerous as it had done earlier in the season, great heart should be taken from the result, say the Ealing Gazette.
Cech said: “There was a mixture of feelings in the dressing room because obviously when you have a chance to win the game in the last minute and you miss, it’s a great pity. But I think overall we are all very positive and we can be pleased with what we’ve done today.
“We really searched for the result. It wasn’t to be, but you could see we had the better composure and I think tactically we were well placed.”
Drogba up for award.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been named as one of three finalists for this year’s Africa 2010 Player of the Year award.
He is joined on the shortlist by Inter Milan’s Samuel Eto’o and Asamoah Gyan of Sunderland, according to The Daily Mail.
Drogba has won the award on two previous occasions – in 2006 and 2009 – and consequently could claim the hat-trick should he win this year’s award. Eto’o won the treble with Inter Milan – the Italian league, cup and Champions League title – earlier this year.
Gyan’s great performances at the summer’s World Cup made him Sunderland’s record signing, and he has started life in England impressively with six goals thus far this term.
The winner will be chosen by votes cast by coaches or technical directors of the 53 countries which make up the Confederation of African football on December 20.
Marseille tried for Drogba.
Didier Drogba’s former club, Marseille, have admitted to trying to tempt the Ivorian back to the Stade V