Cech, 38, is the club’s technical and performance director but has been training with the first team, and was registered as emergency cover in Chelsea’s Premier League squad in October.
Cech has not played competitively since he retired after the Europa League Final between Arsenal and Chelsea in 2019, when he kept goal for the Gunners.
Chelsea have confirmed, however, he will start in tonight’s fixture against Tottenham at Kings-meadow this evening.
A win for Chelsea would take them top of the table above current leaders Manchester City, while a victory for Spurs would see them leapfrog the Blues.
While Cech is at one end of his career, the likes of Tino Anjorin, Myles Peart-Harris and Tino Livramento will want to prove that they can play a part in Frank Lampard’s senior squad this season.
With kick-off at 7pm GMT, follow the game on our LIVE blog.
FULL TIME | CHELSEA 3 TOTTENHAM 2
What a second half! Chelsea go top having been two down at the break. Three goals and two red cards make for rather enjoyable watching after the break.
Poch enters the fray
90 mins: Another late twist as Spurs send on Pochettino Jnr, the son of former manager Mauricio
Goal! Chelsea 3-2 Tottenham
88 mins: What a finish to win it! Lewis cuts the ball back wonderfull to Peart-Harris who fires it low into the far corner. Chelsea really deserve this. What a game!
86 mins: What a way to win it that would have been! Lawrence hits a brilliant effort from distance which just whistles past the Spurs goal.
76 mins: Drinkwater goes too!
76 mins: Alfie Devine sees red for his challenge and has to be dragged off by Cech
Here we go…
74 mins: A nasty challenge from Devine is met by a kick out from Drinkwater and it’s now all kick off with a brawl. Proper stuff this.
70 mins: Devine brings the ball down wonderfully on the right, cuts inside and bears down on Cech’s goal only to skew his effort miles wide.
Goal! Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham
63 mins: Livramento races down the right and cuts back for Lewis who fires home the leveller.
Goal! Chelsea 1-2 Tottenham
61 mins: Chelsea deserve that goal. Cool as you like from Peart-Harris as he rolls the ball along the ground and gets the Blues back in it.