It is a surprise to learn that retired 38-year-old Petr Cech has proven to be better than Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero at Chelsea before the arrival of Edouard Mendy as revealed by Mark Schwarzer.

This answers all the questions that would have been asked about the inclusion of the former Arsenal goalkeeper in the West London outfit’s 25-man Premier League squad for the season.

The Australian international shot-stopper told Optus Sports that Petr Cech who was already retired and holding a technical role at the Stamford Bridge always performed better than Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero each time he decides to train to expose the crisis Frank Lampard had to live with before bringing in the new goalkeeper.

Edouard Mendy has been able to prove Mark Schwarzer right as he immediately nailed down the first-choice spot with the first opportunity given to him. His presence has helped the Blues team with two successive clean sheets in their last two games.

Petr Cech left the Stamford Bridge in 2015 to Arsenal after falling down the pecking order behind Thibaut Courtois and retired last season last year to move in for a new role as the technical director at the West London club.

After enduring the blunders of Kepa Arrizabalaga, the West London outfit moved to sign Mendy for £20 million in the summer transfer window so as to give the goalkeeping department the competition to keep them at their toes.

With the latest development, it will not be a surprise to see the Czech Republic goalkeeper mount the goal post ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero in a Premier League game before the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Mark Schwarzer was at Chelsea between 2013 and 2015 where he competed with Petr Cech. He is up to date with the happenings at Stamford Bridge.


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