June 21, 2021

Chelsea name Cech in Premier League squad

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Chelsea have named retired goalkeeper Petr Cech in their Premier League squad as emergency cover.

The surprise inclusion of the 38-year-old, who now works as the club’s technical and performance advisor, has been described by Chelsea as “a precautionary step due to the unprecedented conditions currently caused by the Covid-19 crisis”.

Cech formally retired from playing in May 2019 following Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.

Petr Cech
Image: Cech retired in May 2019 after Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat to Chelsea

Chelsea’s Premier League squad

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen (homegrown), Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham (homegrown), Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy Caballero, Fikayo Tomori (homegrown), Kurt Zouma, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount (under-21), Callum Hudson-Odoi (under-21), Ben Chilwell (homegrown), Hakim Ziyech, Billy Gilmour (under-21), Reece James (under-21), Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz (under-21), Emerson Palmieri, Petr Cech

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