Romelu Lukaku will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea this season.

The striker takes the vacant squad number following Tammy Abraham’s departure to Roma yesterday, with Lukaku continuing with the same shirt number that served him so well at Inter Milan last season.

The Belgian took part in his first official training session with his new Chelsea team-mates at Cobham yesterday, after completing a short spell in isolation following the finalisation of his transfer.

Chelsea squad numbers 2021/22

1 Kepa Arrizabalaga2 Antonio Rudiger3 Marcos Alonso4 Andreas Christensen5 Jorginho6 Thiago Silva7 N’Golo Kante8 Mateo Kovacic9 Romelu Lukaku10 Christian Pulisic11 Timo Werner12 Ruben Loftus-Cheek13 Marcus Bettinelli14 Trevoh Chalobah15 Kurt Zouma16 Edouard Mendy19 Mason Mount20 Callum Hudson-Odoi21 Ben Chilwell22 Hakim Ziyech24 Reece James27 Tino Anjorin28 Cesar Azpilicueta29 Kai Havertz33 Emerson Palmieri36 Lucas Bergstrom44 Ethan Ampadu