Chelsea have named retired goalkeeper Petr Cech in their 25-man squad for the Premier League season.
Cech retired in 2019, having spent four seasons with Arsenal following his departure from Chelsea in 2015.
After his retirement, Cech – who spent 11 years as a player at Stamford Bridge – returned to Chelsea as their technical and sporting adviser.
However, in a surprising twist, Chelsea have named the 38-year-old in their squad as "emergency cover" for the goalkeeper position.
In a statement, Chelsea noted this was a "precautionary step due to the unprecedented conditions currently caused by the COVID-19 crisis".
Cech will be a non-contract player.
Chelsea signed Edouard Mendy from Rennes in the transfer window, after Kepa Arrizabalaga's poor form continued into the new campaign. Willy Caballero is Frank Lampard's other goalkeeping option.