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Petr Cech: 'Pressure is on Liverpool'

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech questions whether Liverpool can handle pressure of the Premier League title run-in.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has tried to heap pressure on Liverpool by questioning whether they can handle the heat of a title run-in.

The Reds beat Manchester City 3-2 on Sunday to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League, before the Blues overcame Swansea City 1-0 later that day.

The two teams meet at Anfield a week on Sunday, and Cech has tried to stoke the fire ahead of the potentially title-deciding clash.

He told The Mirror: "We have players who played in big games and that's going to be a help for the next matches. Of course, in football you never know.

"Sometimes when you have a young team they don't feel any pressure they just play. No one expected anything from Liverpool and they're in contention – that's why they've played without pressure so far.

"But let's see how they're going to cope when it comes to the last hurdle. They will have to jump it. Yes, they have been doing remarkable well but we have things in our hands as well."

Liverpool have won their last 10 games.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City26195252163662
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd26148453322150
3Leicester CityLeicester26154745301549
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham2613674031945
5Chelsea26128641251644
6Liverpool26127747341343
7Everton2412483733440
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs25116841271439
9Aston Villa24123938261239
10Arsenal26114113427737
11Leeds UnitedLeeds26112134344-135
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2697102733-634
13Crystal Palace2696112943-1433
14Southampton2586113143-1230
15Burnley2677121834-1628
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton26511102633-726
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2675142744-1726
18Fulham26411112132-1123
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2638152055-3517
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2632211543-2811

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