Chelsea Legend to Come Out of Retirement Against Tottenham

Chelsea legend, Petr Cech could feature for the Blues in his first competitive game since his retirement from professional football in the summer of 2019.

Chelsea Legend to Come Out of Retirement Against Tottenham

Chelsea Legend to Come Out of Retirement Against Tottenham

Cech had one of the most eventful retirements, playing against Chelsea with London rivals, Arsenal in the Europa League final which the North London club lost to Chelsea 4-1 to clinch the title.

The Chelsea Legend is now being tipped to return from retirement against Tottenham Hotspurs in the club’s development game.

Despite being retired, current Blues boss, Frank Lampard still registered his former teammate in the club’s Premier League team sheet.

Chelsea Legend to Come Out of Retirement Against Tottenham

According to the Daily Star while quoting The Athletic, there is concrete belief that Cech might be starting in goal for Chelsea’s development squad in their Premier League 2 match against Tottenham Hotspur at Kingsmeadow on Monday, December 14, 2020.

The publication also added that the former Blues stopper will most likely be standing in for the first choice keeper Lucas Bergstrom after the latter featured for the Blues U18 on Saturday, December 12.

After his retirement last year, the Chelsea legend followed through with his retirement by returning to the London side to take up a role behind the scenes. He has been credited with the purchase of current shotstopper, Edouard Mendy who has been in scintillating form ever since his arrival. Mendy has the same clean sheets (3) as Petr Cech had in both player’s first 11 games for the club.

Chelsea Legend to Come Out of Retirement Against Tottenham
Mendy has replaced error-prone Kepa who is the most expensive goalkeeper in football history as Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper.

Although he may be far down the pecking order, Lampard has reiterated that Cech who has been training with the first team is an option for him in goal as they chase the Premier League title.

He is quoted as saying:

“Pete’s been training with the goalkeepers for a little while now. We know this year looks like no other because of Covid and what it might do to selection with isolation, so it was a very easy one, Pete still does his day job but he’s there if we need him.”

With this claim by Lampard, we may be seeing a fellow Chelsea legend coming out of retirement sooner rather than later.