Petr Cech was signed to Chelsea’s Premier League squad2 min read
The 38-year-old goalie, who now is a technical advisor at Stamford Bridge, spent 11 years and won four Premier League titles while representing Chelsea, having one of the most outstanding careers a goalkeeper could have.
Now Chelsea’s coach, Frank Lampard, says that the former player is still “in shape”. After Chelsea tied with Sevilla in the Champions League, Lampard said: “Cech has been practicing with the other goalkeepers. He is in shape and still is relatively young [38 years old]. He stopped playing at a time that he could still have been useful. It would be dumb not to take advantage of this situation, he can help our goalies a lot because he was one of the best of the modern era”.
However, it seems unlikely we will get the chance to see him don the gloves this season. Frank Lampard named Petr Cech as his emergency fourth goalkeeper in a 21-man registration list, behind Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero. Even Frank Lampard admitted not being sure if the Czech goalie will play, but he will keep doing his outside of the field work. No one expected such thing to happen, but it is always good news to have the goalkeeper with the most games without letting a goal in in the Premier League (202) back.
Petr Cech keeps his role as a technical advisor working closely with Marina Granovskaia since his retirement, using his knowledge of the game to bring future talents to the club – like Edouard Mendy, who despite being 28, is starting to fulfil his potential. Chelsea’s coach was quick to say that Mendy came to the club to be a number one option, coming from Rennes and already showing quality in his exhibitions and practice sessions.