Chelsea looked ordinary in their 2015-16 season-opener, as they battled to a 2-2 draw against Swansea City.
This drew knee-jerk reactions that the Blues should have kept current Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, but manager Jose Mourinho brushed aside these concerns.
“We don’t miss Petr. We’ve got a good keeper, the problem with Petr is not that we miss him because we have two excellent keepers,” Mourinho said.
Cech did not perform particularly well in his season-opener either, as Arsenal went down 2-0 to London rivals West Ham United on Sunday.
The Blues’ goalkeeper depth will be tested in their next match against Manchester City, as Thibaut Courtois will serve a suspension following his sending off against Swansea.
Chelsea softened the blow of losing Cech by signing former Stoke City goalie Asmir Begovic, who will make his first start with Chelsea.
Man City look primed to take advantage of a slow starting Blues squad, although Mourinho insists that he is not concerned with his team.
The Blues also showed what may be considered a championship hangover in their pre-season tour and a 1-0 loss to Arsenal in the FA Community Shield.
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