Yesterday, the Premier League confirmed the summer edition of Chelsea’s 25 man squad.
With the transfer window closing at 11pm on Thursday evening, clubs had to get the revised numbers in quickly and by a deadline of 4pm yesterday and here is the player list that Chelsea submitted for the coming half a season.
As ever, the details.
A 25 man squad cannot contain more than 17 players who do not fulfil the home grown requirement of the Premier League, and once those 17 non home grown players have been named, the remainder of the squad must be a player who, irrespective of age or nationality, has been registered with a club affiliated to the Football Association or Football Association of Wales for a period of (continuous or not) of three seasons or 36 months prior to the their 21st birthday.
No changes can be made to this 25 man squad now until the January window, but players classed as Under 21 for this season do not have to be named, but can come into contention for Premier League games if required.
Full 25 man squad list – (*=Home grown):
Alonso Mendoza, Marcos
Azpilicueta Tanco, Cesar
Borges Da Silva, Willian
Caballero Lazcano, Wilfredo Daniel
Cahill, Gary James*
Da Silva Costa, Diego
Dos Reis Carvalho, Eduardo
Drinkwater, Daniel Noel*
Fabregas Soler, Francesc*
Luiz Moreira Marinho, David
Morata Martin, Alvaro Borja
Rodriguez Ledesma, Pedro Eliezer
Under-21 players (Contract and Scholars):
Aina, Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa
Akinjogbin, Adebambo Toluwanimi Ayotomiwa
Angban, Bekanty Victorien
Brown, Isaiah Jay
Chalobah, Trevoh Tom
Christensen, Andreas Bodtker
Christie-Davies, Isaac David
Collins, Bradley Ray
Cumming, James Andrew
Dasilva, Cole Perry
Dasilva, Jay Rhys
De Souza, Nathan Allan
Familia-Castillo, Juan Carlos
Guehi, Addji Keaninkin Marc-Israel
Hudson-Odoi, Callum James
Loftus Cheek, Ruben
McEachran, George James
Muheim, Miro Max Maria
Nartey, Richard Nicos Tettey
Nunes Nascimento, Robert Kenedy
Palmer, Kasey Remel
Panzo, Jonathan William
Quintero Quintero, Josimar Aldair
Rodriguez Gonzalez, Jhoao Leandro
St Clair, Harvey
Wakefield, Charlie Mark
More Breaking News:
Some Chelsea fans believe that wantaway striker Diego Costa could turn his Blues career around after being named in the club’s final Premier League squad.
@diegocosta Costa pls pack ur bag and get back to work at CFC, d past is past, so for d fans who watch u play, they deserve more from u.
— Ilemobayo Soledayo (@solexy86) September 2, 2017
The 28-year-old has been in exile after claiming he was told by Blues boss Antonio Conte that he was not wanted at the club and he has declared that he wants to move back to Atletico Madrid.
Diego Costa back at Chelsea really puts a different slant on the transfer window if he's committed 100%…but at what cost ultimately?!
— Martin (@Chaitika) September 2, 2017
However, the transfer deadlines came and went in both England and the next day in Spain without Costa making the switch anywhere.
Now the Chelsea fans reckon the Brazilian could make a return to the side and fire them back to Premier League glory, with some suggesting that he could form a lethal front line with new signing Alvaro Morata with Eden Hazard behind.
Do you think Costa will ever play for Chelsea again? Join the conversation on facebook.com/Chelseaseason