- Petr Cech has returned to the Chelsea squad as he is named in the 25-man Premier League team
- The Czech goalkeeper officially retired in 2019 and joined the club’s technical department
- Cech is said to have been training with Chelsea’s first team and he has impressed players and staff
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Petr Cech is now officially Chelsea’s fourth goalkeeper after he amazed players and coaching crew in training amidst goalkeeping problems in the team.
The goalkeeper has been called out of retirement and is now part of Chelsea’s 25-man squad as he is branded "emergency goalkeeper cover".
Cech joined the club’s coaching staff last year and he was employed as a technical and performance advisor after, but he has been training with the club.
However despite his age, the Czech legend has continued to train with the Chelsea first team squad and he has impressed players and the coaching crew and now named among the 25-man Premier League team.
Speaking after Chelsea's goalless draw against Sevilla in the Champions League, Frank Lampard said it was a "no brainer" to have Cech in the squad based on the current situation.
Lampard said, as quoted by SPORTbible:
"It's definitely not for the romance," he explained.
"Pete's been training with the keepers for a little while. He's very fit and still relatively young. Pete finished playing when he could have probably carried on and taken on his role at Chelsea, which he does very well.
Meanwhile, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva returned to the Chelsea squad as they face Spanish side Sevilla in their 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League season opener.
Breaking: 38-year-old retired Chelsea goalkeeper returns to action as Frank Lampard calls for 'emergency cover'
It was fight to finish at the Stamford Bridge but there was no separating these two sides as both teams fail to score.
Not much was seen from the Sevilla side on the night as they played so much in the midfield, but it ended; Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla. All teams in the Champions League Group E are all on one point each after FC Krasnodar player a 1-1 draw earlier.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Frank Lampard refused to blame Kepa Arrizabalaga for Southampton's equaliser as Chelsea were held to a 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, October 17.
A howler involving Kepa and Kurt Zouma allowed Adams find the back of the net for the Saint, as the goalkeeper who is famous for blunder made another huge error.
But Lampard appeared to lay the blame on Zouma, claiming the defender's back pass was "short."
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