Posted on: Tue 04 Sep 2012

We have today announced our Champions League squad for the 2012/13 season, ahead of our opening fixture against Juventus on September 19.

The squad is:

A List
1. Petr Cech
2. Branislav Ivanovic
3. Ashley Cole
4. David Luiz
6. Oriol Romeu
7. Ramires
8. Frank Lampard
9. Fernando Torres
10. Juan Mata
11. Oscar
12. John Mikel Obi
13. Victor Moses
17. Eden Hazard
19. Paulo Ferreira
21. Marko Marin
22. Ross Turnbull
23. Daniel Sturridge
24. Gary Cahill
26. John Terry
28. Cesar Azpilicueta
34. Ryan Bertrand
35. Lucas Piazon

B List
46. Jamal Blackman
47. Billy Clifford
49. Aziz Deen-Conteh
54. Todd Kane
56. George Saville
58. Daniel Pappoe
60. Adam Phillip

Once again this season each club competing submits a two-part squad list. List A contains no more than 25 players during the season. Eight of those 25 places are reserved exclusively for 'locally trained players' and no club may have more than four 'association-trained players' among the eight.

A 'locally trained player' is either a 'club-trained player' or an 'association-trained player' and according to the competition regulations, a 'club-trained player' is a player who, between the age of 15 and 21 and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been with the club for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons.

An 'association-trained player' is a player who fulfils the same requirements as a 'club-trained player' but at other clubs under the same governing body, which generally means clubs in the same country.

A maximum of three new players can be added to the list for the knockout stages should Chelsea make it that far in the competition, provided the names are added before the end of January and the above requirements are respected, so other players may need to be removed. One of the new players could have played in the Europa League for another club.

Each club is entitled to register an unlimited number of players on the B List during the season as long as the list is submitted the day before the match in question.

A player may be registered on the B list if he is born on or after 1 January 1991 and has been eligible to play for the club for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday. Players aged 16 may be registered on the B List if they have been registered with the club for the previous two years without interruption.