Chelsea No1 Cech delighted with his current form

He said: “I had a lot of emotions when I played my first game back at Liverpool because it was the first time I wore the helmet and I had been out for such a long time.

“I didn’t know how long I would be out. We never set any date but all the medical people did their best to get me back as soon as possible and fortunately they got it right.

“It didn’t start well for me because we lost 2-0. But after what happened I now enjoy every game more than I used to.

“Now things are going well for me again and I was happy to make a couple of important saves against Norwich at 2-0.

“There were still 10 or 15 minutes to go and it was important to keep a clean sheet to give us a bit of calm for the final period of the game. We have been doing very well recently but now we need to confirm our return to form in important matches.

“This week we need to get a good result in the first leg in Porto to move us towards the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

“Then, like in my first season at Chelsea, we have the chance to win our first trophy in the middle of February.

“That gives you a lot of spirit and confidence to attack the last part of the Premiership.

“It has been a bit strange for me because every week I seem to be playing behind different central defenders and now Khalid Boulahrouz is injured again.

“But everyone has done really well, especially those players who are out of position but keep the team winning.

“We are still on track to close the gap in the Premiership and we are in the later stages of all the cup competitions. So I think things are going great.”