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Petr Cech makes claim on Frank Lampard’s call

Timothy Aiyeku

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It won’t be a surprise if former Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is called upon by the Chelsea boss to mount the goal post in any of the games after his inclusion in the team’s squad for the season.

The Blues’ boss Frank Lampard took everyone by surprise by announcing Petr Cech, a retired goalkeeper in his Premier League squad for the season as a non-contract player.

The West London outfit had a goalkeeping crisis at the beginning of the season with Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga committing blunders that cost the team several points, starting from last season.

This forced the Blues boss to secure the signing of Edouard Mendy from French Ligue 1 outfit Rennes and has handed him the number one choice with the goalkeeper giving the best performance and producing a number of clean sheets already.

At the time when the Premier League list was to be submitted, Frank Lampard looked unsatisfied with the goalkeeping situation and had to name Petr Cech in the squad alongside Willy Caballero and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Petr Cech is reacting to his inclusion for the first time stating that he is 100 percent ready to mount the goal post if he is called upon as he hinted that he has been training for the past months.

“I know I’m 100% ready to help if needs be. I’m fit, and with the two months of training, I’ve seen I have the same quality,” Cech told Telefoot.

“Furthermore, I rested for a year without playing football. It really gave me energy, my body recovered after playing 20 years as a professional. If the circumstances put me on the pitch, I’m ready.”

Frank Lampard had defended his decision to include Petr Cech in his team by stating that the now, technical Director at the Stamford Bridge is fit and relatively young.

Petr Cech retired from Arsenal as a goalkeeper and joined Chelsea as their technical director, a position he still holds despite being included in the team again.

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