Squad List Announced

With a rather quiet closing of the transfer window, and contrary to many tabloid suggestions otherwise, there were no extra transfers by the club in addition to those of Ramires and Benayoun.

Today the club announced the squad list for the forthcoming season, and with Premier League regulations now stating that only 25 players can be named, with eight being ‘home grown’ should the full 25 be named.

A home-grown player has been registered with FA or Welsh FA club, for a period of three seasons preceding his 21st birthday. Clubs can also name an unlimited amount of U21 players.

With this in mind, Chelsea have named the following squad for the Premier League;

Chelsea’s submitted squad is

1.CECH, Petr
2.IVANOVIC, Branislav
3.COLE, Ashley
5.ESSIEN, Michael
7.RAMIRES
8.LAMPARD, Frank
10.BENAYOUN, Yossi
11.DROGBA, Didier
12.MIKEL, John Obi
15.MALOUDA, Florent
17.BOSINGWA, Jose
18.ZHIRKOV, Yury
19.FERREIRA, Paulo
21.KALOU, Salomon
22.TURNBULL, Ross
26.TERRY, John
33.ALEX
39.ANELKA, Nicolas
40.HILARIO, Henrique

Under 21 players who currently also have a squad number are:

23.STURRIDGE, Daniel
38.VAN AANHOLT, Patrick
43.BRUMA, Jeffrey
44.KAKUTA, Gael
45.BORINI, Fabio
46.McEACHRAN, Josh

Seeing as the club haven’t named a full complement of the initial 25, it’s assumed that Ancelotti will be making use of the youth players as injuries and suspensions take their toll, a policy that we at TheChels.net fully support, given the quality now emerging through the academy.

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