Chelsea 2021-22 Squad Numbers Announced - Kovacic Switches to 8, Lukaku's Number TBA

Chelsea just announced the squad numbers for the 2021-22 campaign which means that we get a better idea of their plans. Romelu Lukaku's shirt number was not revealed yet.

Chelsea 2021-2022 Squad Numbers

There is a lot of movement in Chelsea's squad. First off, midfielder Mateo Kovačić switches from No. 17 to 8, the same number he wears for Croatia.

Secondly, youth players Trevoh Chalobah (DMF), Tino Anjorin (OMF) and Lucas Bergström (GK) also made the cut. Check out the full squad list underneath.

Preliminary Chelsea 2021-22 Squad List:

1️⃣ Kepa Arrizabalaga
2️⃣ Antonio Rüdiger
3️⃣ Marcos Alonso
4️⃣ Andreas Christensen
5️⃣ Jorginho
6️⃣ Thiago Silva
7️⃣ N’Golo Kanté
8️⃣ Mateo Kovačić
9️⃣ Tammy Abraham
1️⃣0️⃣ Christian Pulisic
1️⃣1️⃣ Timo Werner
1️⃣2️⃣ Ruben Loftus-Cheek
1️⃣3️⃣ Marcus Bettinelli
1️⃣4️⃣ Trevoh Chalobah
1️⃣5️⃣ Kurt Zouma
1️⃣6️⃣ Edouard Mendy
1️⃣9️⃣ Mason Mount
2️⃣0️⃣ Callum Hudson-Odoi
2️⃣1️⃣ Ben Chilwell
2️⃣2️⃣ Hakim Ziyech
2️⃣4️⃣ Reece James
2️⃣7️⃣ Tino Anjorin
2️⃣8️⃣ César Azpilicueta
2️⃣9️⃣ Kai Havertz
3️⃣3️⃣ Emerson Palmieri
3️⃣6️⃣ Lucas Bergström
4️⃣4️⃣ Ethan Ampadu

However, Chelsea did not announce what shirt number Romelu Lukaku will have after Frank Khalid previously stated he would wear No. 18.

Additionally, Tammy Abraham was already linked to other clubs during this transfer window adding further uncertainty. We will have to wait and see what shirt number Romelu Lukaku really gets.

There are also a lot of players that were left out of the announcement, specifically Abdul Rahman Baba, Matt Miazga, Charly Musonda Jr., Danny Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta, Kenedy, Malang Sarr, Lewis Baker, Michy Batshuayi, Ross Barkley and Timoué Bakayoko. 8 of them were part of Chelsea's loan army last season.

Romelu Lukaku Chooses Number 18 For Chelsea Return

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