Chelsea FC has named 38-year-old Petr Cech in their Premier League squad for the 2020/21 season.
The 38-year-old, who now works as the club's technical and performance advisor, has been described by Chelsea as "a precautionary step due to the unprecedented conditions currently caused by the Covid-19 crisis".
A statement on Chelsea’s website noted: “Petr Čech has been included in the squad as emergency goalkeeper cover.
“This is a precautionary step due to the unprecedented conditions currently caused by the Covid-19 crisis. He takes up a position as a non-contract player.”
The keeper has been out of action since May 209 after the Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal; a game the latter lost when he was in goal.
Premier League sides were required to submit their final 25-man Premier League squads on today (October 20).
Chelsea's Premier League squad
Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen (homegrown), Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N'Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham (homegrown), Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy Caballero, Fikayo Tomori (homegrown), Kurt Zouma, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount (under-21), Callum Hudson-Odoi (under-21), Ben Chilwell (homegrown), Hakim Ziyech, Billy Gilmour (under-21), Reece James (under-21), Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz (under-21), Emerson Palmieri, Petr Cech