Chelsea 22-23 Squad Numbers Announced

Chelsea Football Club is experiencing a very turbulent transfer window after already losing out on several targets like Raphinha or Jules Koundé, but the English giants are still determined to close gaps in the squad.

Interestingly, Chelsea was sold to a consortium led by LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly before this season for £4.25bn. Chelsea is not owned by club members but foreign investors, who could be looking to spend over €300m this transfer window to reinforce the defense. Let us take a closer look.

Chelsea FC 2022-2023 Squad Numbers

As Chelsea announced a few days ago, Kalidou Koulibaly gets shirt number 26. Shirt number 26 was also worn by Chelsea legend John Terry from 1998 until 2017.

In other news, former Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling will wear shirt number 17. This shirt number was worn by many players already such as Mo Solah, Pedro or Eden Hazard. Carney Chukwuemeka receives shirt number 30.

On top of these three new signings Chelsea just announced Marc Cucurella for a record transfer fee of £55m + £7m in add-ons. Cucurella's shirt number will be 32.

Interestingly, Chelsea still wants to spend more money on new signings like Wesley Fofana, who would have to become the most expensive centre back of all time since Leicester City demands a transfer fee in excess of €100m.

All in all, the list of Chelsea 22-23 squad numbers is preliminary at this moment, and a lot of changes could still happen this month. We will have to wait and see how the Chelsea squad looks like once the transfer window closes in early September.

Chelsea FC Players Currently Without A Shirt Number:

Ross Barkley: previously #18
Michy Batshuayi: previously #23
Abdul-Rahman Baba: previously #14
Matt Miazga: previously #20
Kenedy: previously #23
Ethan Ampadu: previously #44
Billy Gilmour: previously #23

Confirmed Chelsea 22-23 Squad Number Changes:

Raheem Sterling: none --> 17
Armando Broja: 57 --> 18
Conor Gallagher: 51 --> 23
Kalidou Koulibaly: none --> 26
Carney Chukwuemeka: none --> 30
Marc Cucurella: none --> 32

Preliminary Chelsea 2022-2023 Squad Numbers

1 Kepa Arrizabalaga
3 Marcos Alonso
5 Jorginho
6 Thiago Silva
7 N’Golo Kante
8 Mateo Kovacic
10 Christian Pulisic
11 Timo Werner
12 Ruben Loftus-Cheek
13 Marcus Bettinelli
14 Trevoh Chalobah
16 Edouard Mendy
17 Raheem Sterling
18 Armando Broja
19 Mason Mount
20 Callum Hudson-Odoi
21 Ben Chilwell
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

Chelsea's shirts with the numbers 2, 4, 9, 15, 25 and 27 are currently not assigned.

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