Shocking news from London as Chelsea have decided to include retired goalkeeper Petr Cech in their 25-man Premier League squad as emergency cover. The 38-year-old retired from football in 2019 and he has been working at the club as a technical and performance advisor. The Blues have decided to include the former goalkeeper due to the uncertainty of the coronacirus pandemic.
Cech is a Chelsea legend after he joined the club in 2004 from Stade Rennes. He made over 300 appearances for the club and he has won 13 major trophies for the club. In 2015 he decided to leave the club as he signed for city rivals Arsenal. After spending four years at Arsenal the former Czech international formally retired from football following Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.
Shortly after his retirement he returned to Chelsea and took up his current role as an advisor. Cech was also involved in the summer transfer of Edouard Mendy, who signe for Chelsea from Cech’s former club Stade Rennes. The Senegal goalkeeper has also been included in Chelsea’s squad, while Kepa Arrizabalaga and 39-year-old Willy Caballero are also named in the 25-man squad.