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Chelsea boss Lampard explains adding Cech to Premier League squad

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has explained registering Petr Cech for their Premier League squad.

After their Champions League draw with Sevilla, Lampard detailed his reasoning for naming 38-year-old technical chief Cech in his 25-man Premier League squad.

He said: “Pete has been training with the goalkeepers for a few weeks now, he is passing on quality.

"We had a 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."

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