When I heard the news that Petr Cech was returning to training earlier than expected, I was filled with joy and relief that Hilario wouldn’t be keeping against Sunderland this weekend. I have no problem with Hilario, I believe he is the best backup keeper in the Premier League and a nice chap. He has done his best whenever he has been asked to fill Petr’s shoes.
The only way I can explain the difference between Hilario and Cech is by likening Hilario to water and Cech to orange juice. Water and orange juice are both good for you, but drinking water immediately after orange juice leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.
With Cech present we can rest assured that our defence will be better organized to handle our tricky test at the Stadium of Light.
Welcome back Petr!