Cech formally retired from playing in May 2019 following Arsenal's Europa League final defeat to Chelsea
Chelsea have named retired goalkeeper Petr Cech in their Premier League squad as emergency cover, reports Sky Sports.
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, who has been considered as Chelsea legend, formally retired from playing in May 2019 following Arsenal's Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.
BREAKING: Chelsea have named retired goalkeeper Petr Cech in their Premier League squad.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 20, 2020
Petr Cech won 15 trophies and kept 228 clean sheets for Chelsea from 2004 to 2015.— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 20, 2020
He retired from football in 2019.
He’s been included in Chelsea’s 2020/21 Premier League squad 🤯 pic.twitter.com/y0tJiICfbD
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