Steaua Bucharest v Chelsea: Petr Cech pleased with Blues progress

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Petr Cech believes Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Steaua Bucharest shows that they are starting to rediscover their ruthless streak under Jose Mourinho.

The Blues were famous for their ability to kill teams off during the Portuguese coach’s previous spell at Stamford Bridge, with the boss becoming well known for being able to get the best out of his players.

This time around Mourinho has arguably an even more talented squad but they have struggled to gel at times, with perhaps their most disappointing result coming in a tame 2-1 defeat at home to Basel.

However, in the last few days they have shown signs of improvement, with them battling back to seal a well earned draw against Tottenham on Saturday, while they showed just what they are capable of by smashing the Romanians 4-0 on Tuesday.

The most encouraging sign for the west Londoners was the purpose they showed on the counter attack, with them looking dangerous every time they got at the shaky Steaua defence.

Cech admits the team were pleased with how they performed in the Romanian capital and believes they are now starting to show some of the traits that saw them win two consecutive Premier League titles under the former Real Madrid boss.

“The main difference against Steaua was that we converted our chances. Then you can control the game and play with freedom,” he told the Daily Express.

“Every counter-attack we could feel we had a chance to score. It was a mature performance. Can I see signs of the old Chelsea returning? I wouldn’t want to compare because it’s two different teams. But this was a very good performance, ruthless in front of goal.”

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