Cech - How I assess season so far

At the midway point of last season’s Premier League, Arsenal topped the table with 39 points.

This time around, we’re a point better off - but go into Tuesday’s match at Bournemouth in fourth place, nine behind pace-setters Chelsea.

Despite that gap, Petr Cech remains confident that the team can still finish 2016/17 successfully. 

“We had a period where we kept an unbeaten run for a long time,” he told Arsenal Player. “We were in the mix at the top of the Premier League, and the gap was very close between the teams. 

“We had the week which made the biggest damage, where we played Everton and Manchester City, and that’s what created the bigger gap at the top. 

“But I think overall we are in a position where we have the chance to go and try to win the title. It all depends on the teams in front of us, if they drop points, but there are a lot of games to be played. 

“We play everybody, so we can take advantage of that, and I believe that if you have a good run of results, the table might look different.

“At the start of the season, Chelsea had back-to-back defeats, and everyone was talking about the manager leaving and the players changing. Suddenly they managed to get a record run of victories and they are top of the table at the moment. You can see that everything is possible - it doesn’t mean they will keep winning every game.

“If you look at the number of games and points to be played and won, there’s more than one reason to believe that everything is possible.”

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