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Chelsea give update on why Petr Cech signed for ice hockey team

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Chelsea have given an update on Petr Cech’s decision to sign for an ice hockey team.

The Former Chelsea goalkeeper will make his debut for Guildford Phoenix on Sunday, after signing a one-year deal with the club.

A statement on Chelsea’s website said of Cech: “He is, of course, the most successful goalkeeper in Chelsea Football Club history, including holding our record for the most number of clean sheets.

“Having retired from football following the Europa League final in May when he played for Arsenal against Chelsea, Cech returned to Stamford Bridge in his new technical role in June.

“At the age of 13, Cech had to make the decision between pursuing a future in ice hockey or in football, because he simply did not have time to practice both.

“Since moving to England he has frequently watched ice hockey in Guildford, as well as keeping up to speed with everything going on in the NHL in America.”

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