Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is desperate to make an emotional return to Prague this week.

The Sun says Cech will play through the pain of a broken finger to face former club Sparta Prague in the Europa League.

The 30-year-old is desperate to face the club he left 11 years ago when the European champions travel to the Czech Republic on Thursday.

Cech was set to miss the win over Wigan on Saturday after breaking a little finger last week - but decided to play after training on Friday.

He said: "I managed to perform just fine, although my hand is throbbing quite a bit.

"Now I've survived this, I'm sure I'll be fine to play against Sparta, too. Of course it hurts but you just need to suffer through the pain."