Petr Cech: 38-year-old Chelsea goalkeeper returns in U23's comeback win over Tottenham

Petr Cech: 38-year-old Chelsea goalkeeper returns in U23's comeback win over Tottenham

- Petr Cech came out of retirement to play for Chelsea U23 in their win over Tottenham

- The Blues had to come from two goals down to eventually defeat Spurs 3-2

- Cech made a costly error leading to Tottenham opener in the 3rd minute before conceding another in the 18th

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Petr Cech was in goal for Chelsea U23 side during their 3-2 win over Tottenham as the Stamford Bridge side had to fight back to claim victory.

He last featured in a professional game for Arsenal when the Gunners were defeated 4-1 in the Europa League final last season by Chelsea.

The 38-year-old then returned to Chelsea after being employed to become the club's performance and technical director.

Cech has since been training with the Blues' senior team and was included in the 25-man squad for the Premier League as an emergency goalkeeper.

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Cech had a poor start into the game as he conceded as early as the 3rd minute when he conceded a corner with his first touch leading to an opening goal for Tottenham through Jubril Okedina.

Petr Cech: 38-year-old Chelsea goalkeeper returns in U23's comeback win over Tottenham
Petr Cech in goal for Chelsea U23 side against Spurs. Photo: Justin Setterfield
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And in the 18th minute, it was 2-0 with Chelsea conceding yet again via a Dane Scarlett header as Tottenham look good to win the tie

Chelsea turned the game around in the second stanza with two goals in three minutes; a penalty from Myles Peart-Harris and Marcel Lewis' strike.

And it went from bad to worse when Danny Drinkwater received a straight red for a dangerous tackle on 16-year-old Alfie Devine who was also sent off.

With it now 10 vs 10, Chelsea went on to win the match as Peart-Harris struck the decisive goal in the 88th minute to make it 3-2.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Kepa Arrizabalaga who made a £71.6million move from Athletic Bilbao to Stamford Bridge side Chelsea in the summer of 2018 has been relegated to third-choice under Frank Lampard.

He has not tasted action for the Blues since October 17 and the arrival of Eduoard Mendy has seen the team lose just one match in as many games.

The Spanish goalkeeper is now looking elsewhere to bring his career right on track during the January transfer window.

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