Petr Cech made his return to the Chelsea U-23 squad 18 months after retiring.
Chelsea played the final years of his trophy-laden career as an Arsenal goalkeeper and returned to Chelsea as the club’s technical and performance director in June 2019.
He has been training with the senior team this season and has been named in Chelsea’s 25-man Premier League squad as an emergency goalkeeper.
Cech returned to action for the first time since May 2019 after he was named in Chelsea’s development squad for Monday’s Premier League 2 game against Tottenham Hotspur at the Kingsmeadow stadium.
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“It’s true that it would have been a professional error to do this if I wasn’t at Premier League level, but that’s not the way we work here,” the legendary Chelsea goalkeeper told Telefoot.
“I know I’m 100 per cent ready to help if needs be. I’m fit, and with the two months of training, I’ve seen I have the same quality.
“Furthermore, I rested for a year without playing football. It really gave me energy, my body recovered after playing 20 years as a professional. If the circumstances put me on the pitch, I’m ready.”