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The Czech Republic international feels that the 12-point gap between the Blues and the joint-leaders is too much to overhaul after a game of two halves at the Liberty Stadium

Petr Cech has conceded that winning the Premier League title is out of the question for Chelsea after a 1-1 draw with Swansea City further set their hopes back.

The Czech goalkeeper believes that joint-leaders Manchester City and Manchester United are too good to let a 12-point advantage slip and is now aiming to overhaul Tottenham for a third-place finish.

“We don't even have to mention the word 'title' because the Manchester clubs will not drop many points - that's the reality,” the 29-year-old admitted to his official website.

“I still think it is realistic to target the third sport, though. For that we will need to succeed in Sunday's tough match [at home to United].”

The Blues broke Welsh hearts with a stoppage-time equaliser on Wednesday, Neil Taylor turning Jose Bosingwa’s cross into his own net to cancel out a first-half strike from former Chelsea man Scott Sinclair.

And Cech admitted that his side, who had Ashley Cole sent off late in the game, had not been at their best in the opening 45 minutes but felt that their play after the restart warranted the point.

“In the first half, we were not playing well at all but after the break it was completely different,” he observed.

“We put Swansea under pressure, did not allow them to pass the ball at ease. However, once again we were unable to give the final pass into their box.

“Even with 10 men we were pushing ourselves forward and the effort was rewarded with an equaliser in stoppage time.

“Bosingwa's shot was deflected by a Swansea player, so in the end we must take the point.

“Naturally, we wanted to win but nobody has it easy playing at Swansea. They have lost just one home match this season.”

Andre Villas-Boas’ men have the visit of Manchester United to Stamford Bridge to contend with next on Sunday.