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Chelsea keen for Cech to miss internationals

Chelsea are keen for Petr Cech to miss the Czech Republic's final two Euro2008 qualifiers.

Cech, suffering with a calf injury, will miss Sunday's visit of Everton to Stamford Bridge while Chelsea's medical staff liaise with the Czech Republic national team to secure his absence from their final two Euro 2008 qualifiers.

The Czechs have already qualified, rendering their last two games irrelevant, and the Premier League club are desperate to ensure the 25-year-old is given time to recover before the season's critical stage.

Fears that the injury may require surgery appear to have been allayed, although the worry persists that Cech may be absent for up to a month.

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