Cech excited by Chelsea future
Petr Cech is confident manager Roberto Di Matteo is moving Chelsea towards an exciting era of domestic and European dominance.
The departure of Stamford Bridge hero Didier Drogba in the summer marked a new chapter in the history of the club and the chance to make the first steps at bringing down the age of the squad. The Ivory Coast striker helped the west Londoners win the FA Cup and Champions League in a remarkable final season, but Di Matteo wasted no time in putting the building blocks in the place for the future. Big noises have been made about summer signings Eden Hazard and Marko Marin, while Brazilian Olympic star Oscar has yet to kick a ball for the capital club. Spain striker Fernando Torres will also be expected to fill the big shoes of Drogba, while Juan Mata now has the benefit of a full season under his belt in England. Long-serving goalkeeper Cech said the time was right for Di Matteo to make the necessary changes and is confident the club's new recruits can become the bedrock of the next generation. He said: "You know you have to change players because they are ageing and it is sad to see players leave the club, especially someone like Didier who was a legend here. "But that's the way it is. "We have one or two new players with a lot of hunger and they are about to show they want to win things with us as well."