Chelsea 0-0 Copenhagen

Cech: Chelsea can beat anyone

March 16, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Petr Cech says Chelsea don't fear anyone after booking their place in the Champions League quarter finals with a goalless draw against Copenhagen at Stamford Bridge.

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• Chelsea 0-0 Copenhagen

Chelsea squandered a host of chances with Yuri Zhirkov, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka all going close. The Blues' only scare came when Dame N'Doye smashed a free-kick against the post.

But with Anelka's brace from the first leg in Denmark, Chelsea could afford to coast through the game and Cech says they are confident of beating whoever they play in the last eight.

Cech told ITV1: "We are in a good position. We did well and we are in the quarter-finals.

"Let's see the draw but we are confident - we have got a lot of experience. We don't mind [who we draw] - if you want to win the Champions League, you need to beat any opponent at any stage.

"We overcame a difficult period in our season and that made us strong for the Champions League. We're happy that we are through. What we were missing was goals - we created enough chances but we didn't take them.

"We needed to be careful at the back. Any goal would have given them belief. The job was done - we kept a clean sheet. The only thing missing was converting our chances.''

That in turn raised further questions over the Blues' attacking combination, with January signing Fernando Torres benched and Didier Drogba and Anelka failing to find the net.

But manager Carlo Ancelotti maintained: "They are all fantastic players, we have a fantastic squad. We didn't need to score today because we won 2-0 [in the first leg]. We had a lot of opportunities. We played well and had 24 shots.

"I will decide game by game. All the players are fit. The last game [Salomon] Kalou was important for us in Blackpool, and in the Champions League [first leg] Anelka scored two goals.''