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Chelsea legend Petr Cech has been employed by the club as technical and performance advisor since his retirement in 2019.
Cech who was hailed as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League during his hay days at Chelsea, was the figure responsible for the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes.
Cech who joined Chelsea from Rennes, just as Mendy, is keen to see the Senegal international perform well at Stamford, and worked with the 28-year-old in his first training session at Cobham.
Fans were surprised to see the retired goalkeeper train with the new signing, but Blues boss Frank Lampard, has admitted that he’s pleased to have Cech work with the goalkeeper and pass down his experience and knowledge.
“Petr has so much to give on that side of things,” says Lampard. “His day job is to be technical advisor and he’s a great help to me on that front. It’s been brilliant for me to have that.
“With restart, and now playing at a fragile time, having Petr train with the goalkeepers and bring that experience is a great thing. He’s training and keeping fit, which is healthy for him and the goalkeepers.
“It’s something which is really positive for the goalkeepers as a whole, and Petr enjoys doing it, so why not give back and give that experience to the goalkeepers.
“We are a tight-knit family here at Chelsea. It’s important we promote that a lot. We are trying to make sure the group is together. Why would you not tap into having the best goalkeeper in the world, which he was for a long time, to pass on that knowledge?”