Mourinho: We don’t miss Cech

Jose Mourinho has said that the Stamford Bridge side don’t miss Petr Cech and is confident that back-up goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will perform well in Courtois’ absence.

The 52-year-old Portuguese insisted that he does not regret his decision to let go of the former Czech International, and said that he is content with the goalkeeping options at his disposal.

“We don’t miss Petr,” Mourinho said. “We’ve got a good keeper, the problem with Petr is not that we miss him because we have two excellent keepers.

“The problem with Petr is that an opponent is better than before.

“Thibaut and Asmir are two fantastic keepers. My club did very well by getting a keeper on time and not on the August 31.

“If my club gives me a keeper on August 31, then we have a problem not just for today but also for the next match. Unless the people understand that it’s not a red card and they clear the suspension.”

The 33-year-old Czech International completed his transfer from Stamford Bridge to Emirates Stadium in a £10 million transfer deal this summer.