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Mourinho: I Don’t Believe Cech Is Happy

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho admits goalkeeper Petr Cech is unhappy at the club after being benched for the first English Premiership game of the 2014/15 season.

Thibaut Courtois started between the posts for the Blues in their first game against Burnley last weekend and Mourinho knows this has upset not only Cech, but also the other players who were left out of the starting XI.

The Chelsea manager, though, insists that the players will be much happier when the games are coming thick and fast and he is forced to use a rotation system in the squad.

“He's (Cech) a top professional, working hard as always, totally happy? I don't believe,” said Mourinho.

“But it is not just him, it is everyone who didn't start the game.

“They feel that some are playing more and some don't.

“In September, when there are three games a week, everybody plays rotation and everybody feels much better.”

On the reverse side of Cech’s unhappiness is Courtois who insists he will continue to work hard for the number one jersey.

“Always when you are here you have pressure to perform because you are playing in a top team,’ said Courtois.

“There is always a pressure to win games and to be important and I am trying to do that in every game that I play.

“I came here obviously to play.

“I know that Petr is a great goalkeeper so there is a lot of competition, but when you come back from a successful loan you hope to play.

“Otherwise it would maybe have been better for me to go to another team.”

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