Frank Lampard reveals new role Petr Cech is taking to help overcome Chelsea’s goalkeeper woes


Frank Lampard has confirmed that Petr Cech has been working with the Chelsea goalkeepers over the start of the season.

The goalkeeper position has been one of the biggest roles under the spotlight during Lampard’s reign, with Kepa Arrizabalaga’s struggles having been well known.

The world’s most expensive goalkeeper was dropped twice over the course of the 2019/20 campaign and he is set to lose his place once again this week.

Chelsea make the trip to West Brom tomorrow evening and Willy Caballero, who is actually older than Cech, is likely to make another Premier League start.

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The Blues added to their goalkeeper ranks this week with Edouard Mendy having joined from Cech’s former club Rennes on a five-year deal.

Cech retired from playing in 2019 before coming back to Chelsea as the club’s new technical and performance advisor.

The Blues had the worst defensive record inside the top ten last season, conceding 54 Premier League goals throughout the campaign.

Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach is former shotstopper is Henrique Hilario, but Lampard revealed that Cech is working with the goalkeepers, as well as keeping himself fit.

“Obviously his daily job as we know here now is to be technical advisor and he has been a great help to me on that front, and that’s been brilliant for me being back at the club to have that,” Lampard said.

“Where we have had restart and times where we are playing where there is a lot fragility, having Petr train with the goalkeepers and bring his experience is a great thing. He still has great quality. I think he retired pretty young.

“He’s training and keeping fit, which I think is healthy for him and the goalkeepers in the squad. I think it’s as far as it goes.

“I’ve got absolutely no problem with it. It’s something that’s really positive for the goalkeepers and Petr enjoys doing it. Why not get back and give that experience to the goalkeepers?

“There’s no written rule to when he’s out there at the minute. I’m very comfortable with that. Petr came to me and talked about it before he started training at first.

“We were sort of suffering with the squad and numbers and now Petr is training very regularly with the group. That can change at any time, it’s not something I have a problem with in any way and that communication is always really good. It’s something I like.

“We are a tight knit family here at Chelsea. It’s important that we’ve promoted that a lot. That was one of the things when I came back to the club.

“It’s not like I’m going to put my boots on and take part every day, we’re not doing it on that front, but what we’re trying to do is make sure that the group is together.

“Petr has his job but he’s also at times helping with the goalkeepers. Why would you not tap into having the best goalkeeper in the world, which he was for a long time, to pass on that knowledge?”





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