Lampard made the surprise decision to include 38-year-old Cech in his 25-man Premier League squad for the season, despite the legendary goalkeeper hanging up his gloves last year.
The Chelsea manager described it as a “no-brainer” – particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
But ahead of today’s trip to United, Lampard said: “Petr Cech’s not coming. At least not in that capacity.
“We have a clean bill of health apart from Kepa, who has a shoulder issue and won’t travel to Manchester.”
Kepa’s absence comes after Lampard confirmed Mendy is now Chelsea’s official No1.
Predicted Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Mendy; James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Kante, Jorginho; Mount, Havertz, Pulisic; Werner
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