Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has drawn comparisons between the side that he was part of that lifted the UEFA Champions League in 2012 and the team that lifted the European Cup last season.

Petr Cech details differences to winning the UCL in 2012 and 2021 (Picture: Getty Images)

Cech played a key part of the Blues’ team back in 2012 as the Blues went to lift their first UEFA Champions League trophy before adding a second nine years later.

Speaking as part of Chelsea’s ‘Porto Uncovered’ series, Cech has compared both Champions League-winning sides. When asked to describe the differences and similarities between the two squads, Cech said:

“In 2012, there were games where we were really lucky. 2021 is beautiful in a way that the team really deserved, in every single game, to win. 
"The similarity was the togetherness of the group, the preparation and atmosphere in the group - it was the same. In the end, you know if you play your best game you have a chance to go through."

2012 was an absolutely unreal moment for most of us Chelsea fans, with it being the first time we lifted the major trophy, the feeling was indescribable. Then of course, we won it again last year and the feeling was once again one of being on top of the world.

Chelsea players celebrate after winning the Champions League (Picture: REUTERS/AFP)

Chelsea will be hoping to retain their title this season and sit second placed in Group H, in a good position to qualify for the knock-out stages.

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