After a year and a half, the legendary goalkeeper is back to play his first game.
Petr Cech is set to play against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League 2 on Monday for Chelsea's development squad.
manager and former Blues goalkeeper will play his first game after his retirement in the 2019 Europa League final. The former Czech national team goalkeeper hanged up his gloves football after Arsenal's 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in Baku and joined Frank Lampard's technical staff.
His job at Chelsea is to liaise with the club's board of directors and technical staff, but he has also been involved in first-team training during this time. His name is also on Chelsea's Premier League roster to be used in an emergency due to the Coronavirus. Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, and Karlo Ziger all prioritize the Cech to play. However, the 38-year-old goalkeeper will play for Chelsea squad development on Monday, replacing Lucas Bergstrom, who played for the Under-18s on Saturday. The Blues boss does not want to allow the young goalkeeper to play two games in 48 hours.
Ziger was another option to play, but since he is in the Covid19 bubble, it was preferred not to leave the team camp. Sami Tlemcani was another option to play on Monday, but Chelsea needs him for another youth match on Wednesday. Therefore, it is the Cech turn, and he will play his first official game in about a year and a half.