(Granted, the latter’s elbow injury suffered in pre-season hastened the process.)
What goes around comes around.
On Monday, the 32-year-old started the London outfit’s Premier League campaign on the bench—his spot between the sticks taken by 22-year-old Thibaut Courtois.
Ever since the match—a 3-1 win for Chelsea at Burnley—speculation regarding Cech’s future at Stamford Bridge has intensified. That is, especially in light of manager Jose Mourinho’s recent concession that he is looking to offload a foreign player in order to comply with Premier League and Champions League rules, per Matt Law of The Telegraph.
There is no doubt a good many clubs could do with Cech, who is still an elite goalkeeper and could have seven or eight top-level seasons left in him.
Following are five possible destinations for the Czech Republic international.