Chelsea legend Petr Cech endures NIGHTMARE’s return to Premier League 2 against Tottenham … with club technical director making a glaring mistake and conceding just two minutes of surprise cameo
- Petr Cech returned from retirement in Chelsea’s youth game with Tottenham
- The 38-year-old has been listed as emergency cover in the Premier League
- But Cech had suffered a horrific start to the game after conceding two minutes in
- The legendary stopper’s bad pass led to a corner from which Tottenham scored
Petr Cech’s return from retirement did not go as planned after the legendary goalkeeper conceded twice in the first half during Chelsea’s Premier League 2 clash against rival Tottenham.
The 38-year-old made his last competitive appearance for Arsenal in their Europa League loss to his former club in May 2019 – but has been a surprised face in training under Frank Lampard this season.
Cech was recorded as an emergency cover for Chelsea and made a shock comeback to replace Monday night’s youth action at Kingsmeadow.
Petr Cech suffered a nightmarish comeback in Chelsea’s Premier League 2 clash against Tottenham
The legendary stopper made a surprise appearance on Monday but conceded after just two minutes
His cameo got off to a horror start, however, after his attempt to swoon from behind was instead cut for a corner at Tottenham.
With the free kick played short, Jubril Okedina managed to turn Brooklyn Lyons-Foster’s soft head at close range – leaving Cech to take the ball out of his net just two minutes later.
Tottenham then doubled their lead in the 17th minute. A search ball over the back line of Harvey White’s home team was perfectly weighted for Dane Scarlett to plant another header out of Cech’s reach.
Cech’s return marked another unlikely event during the coronavirus pandemic and was the result of several bizarre situations unfolding at the club.
Cech, 38, was registered as an emergency cover for Chelsea’s Premier League squad
Cech’s last professional appearance came in Arsenal’s heavy Europa League loss to Chelsea
Lucas Bergstrom is a regular at Chelsea’s youth teams, but the west London side were unwilling to field him twice in three days after his recent appearance.
His replacement is typically Karlo Ziger, but the Croatian stopper is still part of the first-team bubble at Stamford Bridge.
The club are believed to be keen on Ziger continuing to work under boss Lampard and completely avoiding the hassle of coronavirus testing and reinstatement.
Cech is also part of the closed environment around Chelsea’s elite ranks – but was instead preferred to participate in the youth game due to Ziger being seen as above him in the pecking order.