Cech hopes for bright new era

The 32-year-old made just his fifth league start of the season in Wednesday???s 3-1 victory at Leicester, after first-choice ???keeper Thibaut Courtois suffered a hip injury.

Chelsea only require three points from their four remaining games to clinch to title, and victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday would see them become champions of England for the fourth time since 2005.

Didier Drogba and John Terry, who both scored at Leicester, are survivors from Chelsea’s first Premier League win in 2004-05 along with Cech.

“It’s always nice to be there and make a contribution to the success,” Cech said. “We cannot deny that at certain stages of this season we all contributed with moments that help us to be in the position we are.

“It’s been 10 years on and we’re still here. It is a great feeling to have another chance to win another title.

“The last title we won in 2010 so it has been a long time. This one is hopefully the start of a new era, another generation of players.

“There is only me, Didier and JT who have been here for the last decade. You can say this is a new generation of Chelsea. Hopefully we will confirm the title on Sunday and this team will continue on.”

And Cech would like to see Chelsea secure the title when they host Palace on Sunday.

“It is definitely better to win it at home, it is the icing on the cake,??? he said.

“If we win the title on Sunday it will be the perfect way. The best way to win a title is when you win your home game and after that you know you are done.”