Petr Cech could quit Chelsea to resume playing career at another club says Mark Schwarzer

Chelsea legend Petr Cech could leave his role as technical and performance advisor to resume his playing career, according to his former Blues team-mate Mark Schwarzer. Cech retired from playing in 2019 following the expiry of his contract at Arsenal. Before leaving the Gunners, it was announced he would return to Chelsea in an off-field capacity.

Cech has been instrumental off the pitch for the Blues, helping bring in goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from his former club Rennes this summer.

But following an injury suffered by Mendy on international duty, Cech was named on Chelsea’s Premier League squad list.

Schwarzer has been in close contact with Cech and says the 38-year-old believes he can play in the Premier League.

And former Australia stopper Schwarzer would not be surprised if Cech left his role at Chelsea to join another club to play regularly again.

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“I spoke to him two weeks ago and we were talking about lots of different things, talking about Mendy, Kepa and himself training,” Schwarzer told Optus Sport.

“And he just was saying that he felt so good. He said to me that, had he have known that having time off he would have felt so good, he would have only had six months off and wouldn’t have retired.

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“He actually believes he’s fit enough and strong enough and good enough still to play in the Premier League.

“So it’s an interesting one because he’s caught in two jobs at the moment, he’s Chelsea’s Technical and Performance Advisor and that is his number one role.

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“But if an opportunity came along that was of interest to him, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Petr Cech coming back out of retirement and playing somewhere.

“I’m not saying it’s going to happen, but it would not be a shock to me if that happened.”

Schwarzer claims Cech has performed better than both Kepa and Caballero in training and that he is in a better condition than when he retired.

Schwarzer added: “From my understanding, he was better than the Chelsea keepers – but this was before Mendy arrived at the club.

“He was performing and training better than the Chelsea keepers.

“I know he’s kicking the ball further than he did towards the end of his career, because the injuries he had, the problems he had with his ankle, his calf, they were hindering his kicking game.

“So apparently he has no problems with that at all anymore. He’s kicking the ball as far as he [ever] did.

“So he’s been working hard, he’s been playing in goal for ice hockey, he’s been doing lots of other fitness stuff, keeping very fit, doing lots of gym work.

“And he is, now you see in the last couple of weeks, he’s been training with Chelsea on the football pitch.”

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