Goalkeeper targeting victory.
Petr Cech says it is essential Chelsea beat Schalke in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Blues lost their opening group match against FC Basel but recovered with a 4-0 win at Steau Bucharest.
Jose Mourinho’s side travel to the Veltins Arena on Tuesday before hosting the Bundesliga outfit in early December and Cech says a win this week is vital.
“It’s an important game for us,” said Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
“We dropped three points against Basel at home, but we recovered that at (Steaua) Bucharest and now we play two games with Schalke and we have to make sure we get points to help us qualify, but it will be a tough test.
“With two wins, it’s always better.”
Chelsea, who are second in the Premier League, enjoyed a 4-1 win at home to Cardiff City on Saturday as they bounced back with goals by Samuel Eto’o, Brazil’s Oscar and Eden Hazard after the Welsh side poached an early lead.
Blues boss Mourinho was sent to the stands for the last 20 minutes after protesting about Cardiff’s time-wasting tactics in the second half.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six games since their shock defeat at home to Basel in the Champions League and have scored 10 goals in their last three games.