Following the end of the domestic summer transfer window last week, the Chelsea squad for league action this season has now been submitted to the Premier League.
Each club may register 25 first team players over the age of 21, of whom a minimum of eight should be homegrown. A 'homegrown' player is defined by the Premier League as someone of any nationality who was 21 or older on 1 January 2021 and spent three years between the ages of 16 and 21 attached to an English league team.
Coaches can supplement the squad with any number of under-21 players, whatever their country of birth. For this season, these are players who have been born on or after 1 January 1999.
Petr Cech has been included in the squad as emergency goalkeeper cover. This is a precautionary step due to the unprecedented conditions currently caused by the Covid-19 crisis. He takes up a position as a non-contract player.
Chelsea's Premier League squad is as follows (in squad number order):
Kepa ArrizabalagaAntonio RudigerMarcos AlonsoAndreas Christensen – homegrownJorginhoThiago SilvaN’Golo KanteTammy Abraham – homegrownChristian PulisicTimo WernerWilly CaballeroFikayo Tomori – homegrownKurt ZoumaEdouard MendyMateo KovacicOlivier GiroudMason Mount - under-21Callum Hudson-Odoi - under-21Ben Chilwell – homegrownHakim ZiyechBilly Gilmour - under-21Reece James - under-21Cesar AzpilicuetaKai Havertz - under-21Emerson PalmieriPetr Cech
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