On Monday, the 38-year-old will play against Tottenham to celebrate his first outing since retiring in 2019.
In the Blues’ Premier League 2 meeting with Tottenham, veteran Chelsea goalie Petr Cech is expected to make his return to the football pitch.
After four seasons at the Emirates Stadium following his brilliant decade with their London rivals, the former Czech Republic shot-stopper hung up his gloves at the end of the 2018-19 season.
However, by naming the 38-year-old as one of their registered goalkeepers for Premier League action in 2020-21, Chelsea created a stir in October.
And now by keeping the development squad for the West Londoners in Monday’s match, he will donate the gloves again.
In the Blues’ goalkeeping pecking order, Cech is fifth, which means that an appearance in the senior team is extremely doubtful.
But he is still in training, having rejoined Chelsea as a technical and performance consultant under Frank Lampard, a former teammate and current boss.
“It’s true that if I weren’t at Premier League level, it would have been a professional mistake to do this, but that’s not the way we work here the Chelsea legend told Goal.
I know I’m 100% willing to help if it’s necessary. I’m fit, and I have seen that I have the same consistency with two months of preparation.
In addition, I spent a year resting without playing football. It really gave me momentum, and my body healed after playing as a professional for 20 years. I’m ready if the conditions put me on the field.
Lampard had also left his long-time colleague’s door open, praising his physical condition amid his years of progression.