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Chelsea legend Petr Cech is set to make a sensational return to the pitch for the Blues as he is set to play for the development squad against Tottenham in a Premier League 2 fixture on Monday.
This is according to a report by The Athletic via Daily Mail.
The 38-year-old retired from playing in 2019 and has been working for the Blues as a technical and performance advisor, but was recently included in Chelsea’s Premier League squad as emergency cover.
Cech’s surprise return to action for the Blues is as a result of several factors.
Firstly, Lucas Bergstrom, the development squad’s regular goalkeeper, played for the Under-18 side on Saturday and the coach do not want him playing two matches in three days.
Croatian goalkeeper Karlo Ziger would usually be the next choice, but he is currently part of the first-team bubble and the coaches at the club would rather he remain with Frank Lampard’s team rather than go through the hassle of covid-19 testing before re-joining the first team.
Cech is regarded as a Chelsea legend after making 494 appearances over 11 seasons at the club between 2004-2015.
He won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League during a glittering spell at Stamford Bridge.