Petr Cech claims that it doesn’t matter that we dropped points to Southampton and that we can catch up.

Speaking after our disappointing 0-0 draw with the Saints at the Emirates, the goalkeeper insisted that we can catch up and that it doesn’t matter whether we earn the points we need now or at the end of the season.

“You need to look at the end and you need 86/87 points to be sure and it does not matter which way you go to get those points,” the 33-year-old said.

“It does not matter if you have to catch up at the end of the season, which is what we have to do. Every time you lose points you need to keep believing. The boring part is if you play for 0-0 you have no chance. When you create chance after chance on another day you might score six goals and it might be different.

“We need to get ready for Sunday and get those points back.”

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The goalkeeper kept another clean sheet but wasn’t exactly fazed by this considering we didn’t score either. However, it does show he did his bit once again and if we had anyone else in goal, I’m sure we wouldn’t be in half as good a position as we are in now – and that’s saying something.

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With our rivals Leicester (!) and Man City both winning their matches, it’s now up to us to earn those points back and hope that somewhere both of them drop them elsewhere. We have both teams to face in the league for the second time and it’s vital we win those games.