However, veteran players are always replaced by their younger rivals at some point. Petr Cech is now second choice at Chelsea behind Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian shot stopper was on loan at Atletico Madrid for the past few years, but returned to Chelsea for the 2014/2015. He made it clear to the club that he would only stick around and sign a new contract if he was first choice.
This means that Cech has barely played a game since May. He is resigned to being second choice to Courtois, which opens up the possibility of a transfer. The latest team to express an interest in Cech is AS Roma. The Italian club is on the lookout for a world class keeper who can add stability to their back line.
A move to Roma would make sense for Cech. He still has three or four outstanding seasons left in him, and Serie A is renown for being a league where older players can extend their careers.
Sitting on the bench at Chelsea is not helping Cech’s career right now, which means it may be time for him to end his long association with the London club.