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EPL: Why Chelsea included Petr Cech in their PL squad

Timothy Aiyeku

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Petr Cech was a shock mention in Chelsea’s Premier League 25-man squad for the season as he has already retired from the game at Arsenal and holding a more technical position at the club.

The West London outfit had announced that the former Arsenal goalkeeper will join the club’s Premier League squad as a non-contract player alongside Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy, and Willy Caballero.

Describing the decision to include Petr Cech as a desperate one, a former Chelsea player Alan Hudson had stated that the development is a revelation of how terrible the club is at the back for a retired goalkeeper to be included in the team.

He also stated that Petr Cech is brought in because of his vast experience in the game and because the Blues team were unable to buy another goalkeeper in the last summer transfer window.

Alan Hudson took a swipe at manager Frank Lampard by stating that if John Terry was to be his assistant, he would have included him in the team as a centre-back because of the calamity of the defenders.

However, it is obvious that the West London outfit are struggling with the defenders and goalkeepers and that has been evident in their results since the start of the season.

In a bid to correct it, Frank Lampard made the decision to play Edouard Mendy ahead of the first-choice goalkeeper after his many blunders in the opportunities that were handed to him in the past and there are no chances he will regain that position again with a better performance of the new starter.

The possibility of having Willy Caballero having a major appearance for Chelsea is now very slim as he has been relegated except if the Blues boss finds him worthy of a playing time ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.