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Confirmed Chelsea squad numbers for 2022/23 season

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Confirmed Chelsea squad numbers for 2022/23 season

Chelsea have confirmed the squad numbers for the 2022/23 season ahead of their Premier League opener.

Thomas Tuchel's side head to Goodison Park to face Everton in their first game of the new season and what numbers players will wear on their Chelsea shirts has now been revealed.

As confirmed by the club, they are as follows:

1 – Kepa Arrizabalaga

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3 – Marcos Alonso

5 - Jorginho

6 – Thiago Silva

7 – N’Golo Kante

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8 – Mateo Kovacic

10 – Christian Pulisic

11 – Timo Werner

12 – Ruben Loftus-Cheek

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13 – Marcus Bettinelli

14 – Trevoh Chalobah

16 – Edouard Mendy

17 – Raheem Sterling

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18 – Armando Broja

19 – Mason Mount

20 – Callum Hudson-Odoi

21 – Ben Chilwell

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22 – Hakim Ziyech

23 – Conor Gallagher

24 – Reece James

26 – Kalidou Koulibaly

28 – Cesar Azpilicueta

29 – Kai Havertz

30 – Carney Chukwuemeka

31 – Malang Sarr

32 – Marc Cucurella

33 – Emerson Palmieri

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Ethan Ampadu, Kenedy, Billy Gilmour, Ross Barkley, Harvey Vale and Michy Batshuayi have all not been given numbers for the new season - this indicates they could all been leaving the club this summer.

Vale is yet to sign a new deal with his current contract set to expire next summer. Barkley's future in west London remains unclear, as does Kenedy's.

New signings Raheem Sterling and Carney Chukwuemeka have been given the no.17 and no.30 respectively.

Kalidou Koulibaly has been confirmed as the no.26, previously revealed in a video which he shared on social media asking former club captain John Terry for permission to take the number.

He said: "At the beginning he didn't believe that it was me. He believed that it was a joke so he put down that phone and called the team manager to ask if it was really me."

"I know for him it's an important number. It's also an important number for me because I took it directly when I arrived at Napoli and I wanted to keep it here at Chelsea."

Following returns from their loan spells at Crystal Palace and Southampton, Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja will wear the no.23 and no.17 as they eye regular roles under Tuchel next season.

New arrival Marc Cucurella will wear the no.32 shirt.


Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Football, Premier League

Matthew Debono
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