Cech wants early Champions League progression for Chelsea

The Czech Republic goalkeeper is hoping to dominate the group early on so the Blues can concentrate on other matches, but warns they will not be taking their opposition lightly.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech wants the Blues to qualify from their UEFA Champions League group as quickly as possible, but insists they will retain their focus against Danish minnows FC Nordsjaelland.

Roberto Di Matteo's men are expected to overcome the Copenhagen side easily on Tuesday, but the Czech Republic international insists the side will not rest on its laurels and will treat the game like any other.

"At the start of every campaign it's important to get as many points as possible early on to qualify, then you can concentrate on the other games, that's the ideal situation," Cech told the club's official website. "We will treat the game exactly the same as our last games. Whether it's a final or not, you have to be ready if you want to win matches.

"This is the Champions League, we take every opponent seriously. We want to win, that's clear, we've done our homework, and we have an idea, but we want to put our own style on the game."

The Blues failed to record an away win in their group last season -- though they did win the final against Bayern Munich at the German side's Allianz Arena -- and Cech is hoping to improve on that statistic this term.

"It's difficult to explain and find out why [the away form was poor]," Cech said. "In the knockout stages we managed to shrug it off, which was the important part of our winning campaign. In the group stages it wasn't the case, but in the knockouts a lot of things changed, even the results away from home, and we would like to continue from there."

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