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Petr Cech Makes Chelsea Return in PL2 Clash With Tottenham

Petr Cech made his first look in a Chelsea shirt since 2015 on Monday night time as he lined up towards Tottenham in Premier League 2.

The legendary keeper, now 38, has labored behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge as a technical and efficiency advisor since his 2019 retirement. He was registered as a participant on his return to the membership, and was even included in their Premier League squad this season, although solely as a precaution.

But it appears he has been retaining himself match and sharp. With common under-23s keeper Lucas Bergstrom taking part in for the under-18s on Saturday, the Blues youth facet wanted some skilled aid. Cometh the hour, cometh the person.

Spurs have one other as White produces an excellent cross for Scarlett to go previous Cech from shut vary.

? 0-2 ⚪ [18′] #CFCDEV

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 14, 2020

Cech, who has saved his hand in throughout first-team coaching alongside his off-field position, was requested to step in at Kingsmeadow, and it appears he did not want a lot convincing.

He is likely to be twice the age of half of his new teammates, however iconic helmet and all, he took to the pitch for a mini-London derby…and conceded inside 5 minutes.

The Blues crew additionally featured the incongruous Danny Drinkwater, whose solely game-time this season has come in PL2 and the EFL Trophy, regardless of being 30 years outdated.

It’s London derby time at Kingsmeadow! #CFCDev vs Tottenham in PL2 is reside on the fifth Stand app and on the Chelsea web site from 6:55pm.

? Here’s how we line-up this night…

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 14, 2020

It was Cech’s first look for Chelsea since 2015, when he controversially joined neighbours Arsenal after falling out with Jose Mourinho. He had made 494 appearances for the Blues and went on to make an additional 139 on the Emirates earlier than the 2019 Europa League ultimate signalled the tip of his legendary taking part in profession.

…or so we thought.

talkSPORT have urged that Cech’s look was motivated by the membership’s want to get some minutes into his gloves simply in case he does must return to the first-team squad at some stage. As issues stand, Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero and prodigy Karlo Ziger all sit forward of him in the pecking order, so that does not appear massively prone to come to move, however you’ll be able to by no means say by no means.

Or possibly you’ll be able to, truly, as a result of it is now 2-0 to Tottenham.

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