Chelsea released their team’s shirt numbers on Thursday, September 10 – Timo Werner will wear the iconic number 11 kit – The Blues begin their campaign against Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday, September 14 All of Chelsea’s summer signings have been handed their official squad numbers ahead of the new 2020/2021 season.
Chelsea have been exciting in the transfer market this season, and have made a staggering six signings worth nearly € 200 pounds.
Newly promoted Leeds in pole position to sign PSG superstar The Blues will have a promising squad this season, having brought in talents including Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Xavier Mbuyamba and Malang Sarr were also added to the squad but they are unlikely to feature this season as Sarr will be sent out on loan while Mbuyamba will try develop further with the under 23 squad.
Five signings are however set to play a crucial role under Frank Lampard this season, and they have already been assigned some exciting shirt numbers.
New signing Thiago Silva, who completed the move from Paris Saint Germain will wear the number six shirt at centre back,
while another new defender in the form of Ben Chillwell, will wear the number 21 jersey, which is a bit different from the #3 he used to wear while at Leicester. The number 21 jersey was previously worn by Davide Zappacosta, who has since been told he has no future with the Blues.
All the Chelsea squad shirt numbers. Photo: Chelsea FC.
Supercomputer predicts final Premier League table 2020/2021, claims Liverpool will fall short of title defence Former Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech will wear the number 22 shirt while Fikayo Tomori, will wear the number 14 shirt, previously donned by Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Meanwhile, Kai Havertz will wear his preferred number 29 shirt and striker Timo Werner will wear the famous number 11 jersey, which has in the past been associated with legends such as Didier Drogba. New season new challenge?
As the new season draws closer, Blues fans will be extremely optimistic their side will mount a serious challenge for the title.
Last season, despite a transfer ban and a fairly inexperienced manager in the form of Frank Lampard, Chelsea somehow managed a fourth-placed finish despite the fact they were heavily relying on young talent for most of the campaign.
Chelsea begin their league campaign against Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday, September 14.