Frank Lampard has given an explanation why he included Petr Cech in Chelsea Premier League squad for the new season.
The 38-year-old who is the club’s technical chief will be needed should the club feel short in the goalkeeping department and according to Lampard they still had a space in the squad for one player.
“Pete has been training with the goalkeepers for a few weeks now, he is passing on quality. We had space in the squad and with this year and Covid it is nice to know that he is there if we need him.
“He is fit. He is still relatively young when he took on his role. Whether we see him much I don't know, we will see about isolation and Covid.
“It's not done for the romance of what he has done before. It's not something I would expect to happen, but if we are in crisis then there are few people better to have around than Cech," Lampard said.
Lampard sentiments came after their goalless draw with Sevilla in their opening group game in the Champions League; the team set to face Manchester United in their next league outing.