Mourinho is helping Chelsea beat Barcelona, jokes Cech

The goalkeeper says that the Real Madrid coach has provided the blueprint for defeating the Catalans following Real Madrid's victory at Camp Nou in El Clasico
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has suggested that Jose Mourinho has conjured the Blues' game-plan for their Champions League semi-final second leg clash with Barcelona.

The former Blues manager and current Real Madrid boss masterminded a 2-1 win over the Catalans at Camp Nou on Saturday to all but seal the La Liga title.

And the Czech shot-stopper joked that his side will simply try to copy that tactical plan in order to maintain their 1-0 aggregate advantage.

"Yeah, we had a tactical meeting a few hours ago,” the goalkeeper said to reporters.

"Jose sent over the whole file and we tried to get it all down!"

The 29-year-old went on to admit that Chelsea were fortunate to get away with their first-leg win at Stamford Bridge. after Barcelona wasted several opportunities to score.

"Maybe we were lucky last week [in the first leg], but we still played a good game in a very tactical contest," added Cech.

"We've put ourselves in a very good position by winning that first leg. Now we have 90 minutes to get to the final."

Cech has made four Champions League semi-final appearances with the Blues but has reached the final just once - losing to Manchester United on penalties - and is determined for another shot at claiming the trophy.

He continued: "I've been hoping for the last eight years that it would be the year I'd have a chance to win the Champions League.

"Here we are again, in the semi-final. We always try to reach the final and go as far as we can, to try and win the competition.

"Many times we were close and haven't managed to do so. If we have a fantastic game, we'll have a chance to reach the final. But we need to play the 90 minutes first. Then we might be able to think about it.

"There have been moments this season when everything looked more complicated. Thankfully we got through that and now we want to carry on.

"But things happening in football quite fast. It can go from bad to great, and great to bad, in a split second.

"We've kind of split the season in two parts, where we weren't doing as well as we'd wished in the Premier League, but we've done well in the Champions League."