Veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech returned to action for the first time since the Europa League final in May 2019 as he was in goal when Chelsea U23 came from behind to beat Tottenham 3-2 at the Kingsmeadow stadium on Monday evening.
It was Cech’s first game since retiring as an Arsenal goalkeeper before his return to Chelsea as the club’s technical and performance director in June 2019.
The 38-year-old has been training with the senior team this season and Chelsea coach Frank Lampard named Cech, a former teammate in his ‘Blues’ 25-man Premier League squad in September as an emergency goalkeeper.
Lampard said including Cech in Chelsea’s 25 Premier League squad made sense.
“We had a space in the squad, we know this year looks like no other because of Covid-19 and what it might do to selection and isolation through the year, so it was a very easy decision,” said Lampard.
“Petr still does his day job but he is there if we need him.”
Cech won 13 major trophies, including four Premier League titles and the Uefa Champions League during his 11 years in the colours of Chelsea.
‘The Blues’ are fifth in the Premier League with 22 points from 12 games and travel to 13th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night.
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By FARPost Reporter