CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SQUAD NAMED
The squad list for the group stage of this season's Champions League has been announced.
Clubs are allowed to submit an A List and a B List, both equally eligible for selection for games. Regulations mean the A List consists of the majority of the first team squad while young players who have been at Chelsea for a period of time make up List B.
The squad lists are:
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No club may have more than 25 players on List A during the season. Eight places on List A are reserved for 'locally trained players'.
A 'locally trained player' is either a 'club-trained player' or an 'association-trained player' and no club may have more than four 'association-trained players' listed among the eight.
A 'club-trained player' is a player who, between the age of 15 and 21, and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been registered with his current club for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or of 36 months.
In the case of Chelsea, an 'association-trained player' is a player who, between the age of 15 and 21 and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been registered with another club affiliated to the FA for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or of 36 months.
These regulations mean Chelsea's A List will contain 23 players for this season's group stage.
A player may be registered on List B if he is born on or after 1 January 1988 and has been eligible to play for Chelsea for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday.
Following the submission of these lists, a club may register up to three new eligible players for the remaining matches, such registration completed by 1 February.