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Chelsea squad: Confirmed shirt numbers for 2022/23

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There will be plenty of upheaval at Chelsea this summer, with big-name outgoings and signings expected in equal measure.

Defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have both headed for pastures new at the end of their respective contracts, while Romelu Lukaku has sealed a sensational return to Inter on a season-long loan - freeing up the 'cursed' number nine shirt. Loanee Saul Niguez has also headed back to Atletico Madrid following a largely unsuccessful spell in west London.

Inevitably, that means there is going to be a big shakeup when it comes to squad numbers as some are free up and others are taken.

As it stands, here are Chelsea's squad numbers for the 2022/23 campaign...

Chelsea squad numbers 2022/23

Squad numbers subject to change during pre-season.

1 - Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)3 - Marcos Alonso5 - Jorginho6 - Thiago Silva7 - N'Golo Kante8 - Mateo Kovacic10 - Christian Pulisic11 - Timo Werner12 - Ruben Loftus-Cheek13 - Marcus Bettinelli14 - Trevoh Chalobah16 - Edouard Mendy (GK)18 - Ross Barkley19 - Mason Mount20 - Callum Hudson-Odoi21 - Ben Chilwell22 - Hakim Ziyech23 - Kenedy24 - Reece James27 - Tino Anjorin28 - Cesar Azpilicueta29 - Kai Havertz31 - Nathan Baxter (GK)33 - Emerson38 - Dylan Williams43 - Xavier Mbuyamba44 - Ethan Ampadu54 - Xavier Simons60 - Teddy Sharman Lowe (GK)64 - Jude Soonsup-Bell68 - Harvey Vale71 - Charlie Webster75 - Lewis Hall

Players without squad numbers: Conor Gallagher, Matt Miazga, Baba Rahman, Armando Broja, Michy Basthuayi

Chelsea squad numbers available to new signings

Although there are plenty available, the most realistic that a new first-team signing might take are...

  • 2
  • 4
  • 9
  • 15
  • 17
  • 25
  • 26
  • 30
  • 32

What numbers can Premier League players wear?

As long as it is unique within their squad, Premier League players can wear any number between one and 99, although tradition dictates that you will usually see first-teamers donning one to about 30 - barring a few exceptions.

Man City youngster Cole Palmer holds the record for the highest number in Premier League history, turning out in the number 80.

Also following tradition, goalkeepers will generally occupy numbers one and 13.

Premier League players cannot wear the number zero - and that's fair enough because it would be a bit silly.

Can Premier League players change squad numbers?

Premier League players are only allowed to change their squad number during pre-season or if one is sold or loaned to another club in the January transfer window.

Clubs must submit their confirmed squad list - including shirt numbers - by a specified deadline each year, and numbers cannot be changed thereafter. In 2021 that deadline was 1 September.

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