On 15 July 2008 Čech signed for Premier League team West Bromwich Albion for £1.4 million. He made his debut the following month, playing in midfield in a 1–0 defeat to Arsenal in the opening game of the 2008–09 Premier League season. Albion manager Tony Mowbray referred to Čech as a "model professional" and said that he had brought the player in to create competition for left back Paul Robinson. Čech was unable to command a regular place in the side however, making just 11 appearances all season. Following the departure of Tony Mowbray and the sale of Paul Robinson, Čech established himself as an important member of Roberto Di Matteo's squad. He scored his first two goals for West Brom in a 3–1 win over Plymouth Argyle on 12 September 2009. In May 2011 Čech's contract with Albion was extended by a further year along with that of team mate Roman Bednář.