Chelsea’s EPL Squad 2016-17: Chelsea’s English Premier League squad for the 2016-17 announced and it is released officially on Chelsea’s official site. The Blues did not make many changes to their squad from last season except for the new arrivals. Michy Batsuhayi, N’Golo Kante are the new signings inserted to the squad. Micheal Hector, Juan Cuadrado and Victor Moses finally make the Chelsea squad after spending their last season on loan. Particularly, Victor Moses ! The 25-year-old Nigerian is with Chelsea since 2012 but has not made a ‘real’ impact at Stamford Bridge. He was on loan with Liverpool, West Ham United and Stoke City for the last Three seasons.
Juan Cuadrado, another exciting talent who was impressive for Juventus last season also retained by Antonio Conte. The Italian also has Three Chelsea youths in the team which includes Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathaniel Chalobah, Jamel Blackman, Fikayo Tomori, Ola Aina and Nathen Baxter.
With the Transfer Window wide open, Chelsea are expected to bring in one or two signings to boost their squad which means, the squad members do not have any guarantee assured. Matt Miazga, Kenedy are heavily linked with a move away, of course on loan deals, and the futures of Cuadrado, Pedro, Loic Remy and Cesc Fabregas are also a doubt.
Chelsea’s EPL squad 2016-17
Goal Keepers (4)
Asmir Begovic (1), Thibaut Courtois (13), Jamel Blackman (27), Nathan Baxter (40).
Branislav Ivanovic (2), Kurt Zouma (5), Matt Miazga (20), Gary Cahill (24), John Terry (26), Cesar Azpilicueta (28), Micheal Hector (30), Fikayo Tomori (33), Ola Aina (34).
Cesc Fabregas (4), N’Golo Kante (7), Oscar (8), Eden Hazard (10), John Obi Mikel (12), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (14), Juan Cuadrado (17), Nemanja Matic (21), Willian (22), Nathaniel Chaloabah (29).
Pedro (11), Victor Moses (15), Kenedy (16), Loic Remy (18), Diego Costa (19), Michy Batshuayi (23).
Chelsea’s EPL squad 2016-17: Shirt Number Changes
Pedro swaps his jersey number to 11 and Juan Cuadrado takes up the 17 that Pedro used last season. Ruben Loftus-Cheek snaps up the no.14 left by Bertrand Traore who left the club on loan just days ago. New signing N’Golo Kante is given the No.7 left vacant by Ramires when he left the club in last January. Another newcomer, Michy Batshuayi takes the No.23.