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It has been a bit of a national sport at Chelsea, of late, to claim how better off the Blues might be without Petr Cech. Saturday, we saw Chelsea in that status, and many won't want to see it again for a while.
With all respect and sympathy to Mark Schwarzer, who did one of the most difficult things a keeper can do in attempting to come box-fresh off the bench, Cech was deeply missed.
Schwarzer's face said he knew he was to blame for the equaliser Connor Wickham was gifted.
The clamour, of course, is not for Schwarzer to replace Cech, but Thibaut Courtois.
But in Cech, Chelsea have one of the most experienced Premier League goalkeepers who is usually unstintingly reliable.
Careful what you wish for.