Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech reckons the team need to continue to battle for the Premier League title this season as the club’s stature means they must win trophies.
Andre Villas-Boas has been under huge pressure during his short time at Stamford Bridge to date and Chelsea are facing a battle to at least finish in the Premier League top four.
The Portuguese coach has inherited a squad full of ageing stars and misfiring forwards and now AVB will be under the microscope as Chelsea have not gone two seasons in succession without lifting a trophy since Roman Abramovich took over. Anyone looking at the Premier League betting should remember this.
With Manchester City and Manchester United looking front-runners to win the league, Chelsea have to be classed among the chasing pack along with the likes of Spurs and Arsenal.
That means there are five clubs chasing four Champions League qualification spots, while Liverpool fans will also claim they are in the reckoning, but Cech reckons Chelsea need to look to meet recent standards and still battle for the Premier League title. Those gambling on football should bear this in mind.
The keeper said: “We want, ourselves, to win something. We don't want to go another season without trophies, so our aim is to end this season with silverware.
"We're doing everything in our power to achieve that, alongside the transformation and transition of the team. I think it will be a good year to build on for the future.”
Chelsea have completed the signing of Gary Cahill from Bolton as they look to shore up a leaky defence. The Blues now have England’s first-choice central defensive partnership and AVB will hope this can bring a new stability to the club as they look to ensure a Premier League top four finish.