Petr Cech in the Chelsea squad? Yes, it’s true; Chelsea’s technical director and legendary goalkeeper has been added to the club’s Premier League squad list for the 2020-21 season.
It’s news that reads a lot more dramatic than it could given Chelsea’s goalkeeper struggles, as Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, and Edouard Mendy are all also in the PL squad.
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Chelsea calls the 38-year-old non-contract player “emergency goalkeeper cover,” crediting the move as “a precautionary step due to the unprecedented conditions currently caused by the Covid-19 crisis.”
The Blues have five goalkeepers out on loan including Jamal Blackman (Rotherham), Jamie Cumming (Stevenage), Nathan Baxter (Accrington Stanley), Teddy Sharman-Lowe (Burton Albion) and American teenager Ethan Wady (Dartford).
If Cech makes one more PL appearance, he’ll move into a tie for 25th all-time with Kevin Davies. Cech has played 443 times in the Premier League between Chelsea (333) and Arsenal (110).
The 124-times capped Czech international has won four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, and a Champions League.
This could really affect his standing with minor league hockey team Guildford Phoenix (We kid).
Chelsea’s 25-man Premier League squad