Chelsea have registered their former goalkeeper and legend Petr Cech to the Premier League squad. Cech, who is younger than Willy Caballero is now available for selection despite retiring last summer.
Cech, who is also the technical director at Chelsea, has been training with the senior squad for several weeks. Lampard insisted it was a no-brainer to add Cech to the Premier League squad, and added “It’s definitely not done for the romance, Pete enjoys the training, that’s how he is. With Pete it’s something I wouldn’t expect to happen but with how fit he is if we were in crisis we couldn’t have anyone better than Petr Cech around. I don’t expect him to play, but nobody expected what’s happened in the last six or seven months, so that would explain why he’s in there. He’s invaluable for his experience, passing that onto the goalkeepers.
We had a space this year, and Covid makes this a year like no other. He’s very fit, he’s still relatively young, and he finished playing when he possibly could have carried on when he took on the role that he does very well here. He trains very regularly and very well. I’m not sure if we’ll see him this season, it depends on how things go of course. But it’s a total no-brainer to have him in the squad for the reasons of the pandemic and everything that’s happened. He trains every day, and that can only help the goalkeepers we have, to have one of the best in the recent modern era training with them“