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Exclusive – Arsenal target wants Premier League stay to break records, believes Cudicini

first_imgPetr Cech could be willing to make the switch between Chelsea and Arsenal because he wants to break the Premier League record for keeping the most clean sheets, Carlo Cudicini has told talkSPORT.The Czech Republic goalkeeper, 32, has been usurped at Stamford Bridge by Belgian sensation Thibaut Courtois this season and has only started four games as a consequence.And with Cech keen to beat David James’ achievement of racking up 170 clean sheets – he currently has 162 – his former team-mate Cudicini believes a move to the Gunners could suit all parties.“Now we are four months into the season the decision the manager [Jose Mourinho] has taken to play Thibaut Courtois has [continued] and he’s doing all right,” said the Italian, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“[Petr Cech] did a fantastic job for Chelsea for ten years and he didn’t put a foot wrong, now he finds himself on the bench and obviously he’s not happy.“Is he going to move? I don’t know. I’m pretty sure he would love to stay in England. I think he has a record to beat [for the most Premier League clean sheets].“There was speculation to Arsenal but I’m not sure. There are a lot of things to take into consideration.”last_img read more

Ronald Koeman praises professional Romelu Lukaku after Everton thrash Hull

first_img1 Everton manager Ronald Koeman praised the professionalism of Romelu Lukaku after the striker scored twice in the 4-0 win over 10-man Hull.Earlier in the week the Belgium international told the club he would not be signing a new £140,000-a-week contract that would make him the best-paid player in their history as he questioned whether they had the ability to reach the Champions League.However, there was no doubting his commitment to the cause on the pitch as his 20th and 21st goals of the season, both in stoppage time, made him the first Everton striker to reach that tally since Gary Lineker in the 1986-86 season.Lukaku has now scored in seven successive home matches, equalling the great Bob Latchford’s record from 1977-78, and has nine in his last six games.“You are surprised about this?” said Koeman when asked about Lukaku’s performance.“He is a professional and every professional gives the best for the club, the players, for everybody.“It was difficult for him but when he got more space he played well.“When it was 11 against 10 and we know he gets those kinds of chances he will score.”Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first goal for the club, in only his sixth Premier League appearance, gave Everton an eighth-minute lead but it was not until substitute Enner Valencia added the second, after Tom Huddlestone was sent off for a high tackle on Idrissa Gana Gueye, that the result was secured.A calf injury to Morgan Schneiderlin was the one downside of the day and the influential midfielder is likely to miss the Merseyside derby at Anfield immediately after the international break.“I am a little bit worried he will be out for several weeks but we need to wait for the scan to know what happened,” added Koeman, who felt Huddlestone’s dismissal was “harsh.” The Belgian striker rejected a new £140,000-a-week contract earlier this week last_img read more