Petr Cech has been named in Chelsea's 25-man Premier League squad this evening.
The Chelsea legend, who won four Premier League titles and one Champions League with the Blues, has been back at Stamford Bridge working as a technical and performance advisor.
And serious eyebrows were raised this evening after the retired 38-year-old was included in the Chelsea squad submitted before the deadline tonight.
But it was not a mistake or typo, it's emerged Cech has been drafted in as emergency goalkeeper cover to Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy and Willy Caballero.
A Chelsea statement read: "Petr Cech has been included in the squad as emergency goalkeeper cover.
"This is a precautionary step due to the unprecedented conditions currently caused by the Covid-19 crisis. He takes up a position as a non-contract player."
Cech, who holds the record for the most clean sheets in Premier League history with 202, retired from football in 2019. His last appearance came for Arsenal against his former and future employers in the Europa League final.
Alongside his current role back at the West London club, Cech has also been playing semi-professional ice hockey for Guildford Phoenix and made his debut on the ice rink just over a year ago.
In a lovely nod to his footballing career, Cech had the crests of both Arsenal and Chelsea on his helmet.
On his ice hockey debut, Petr Cech wears a helmet with Arsenal's logo on one side and Chelsea's on the other :large_blue_circle::red_circle: pic.twitter.com/oCsSgGi7xv- Tribuna.com (@trbn_football) October 13, 2019
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