Antonio Conte has included all three of his new signings in his squad for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Having finished in second behind Roma in the group stage of the competition, the Blues had to submit a new squad by midnight last night as they prepare to face Barcelona later this month.
Conte could make three changes to his squad for the final 16 of the competition, although any new additions to the squad couldn’t have previously played in the Champions League group stage.
Olivier Giroud, who signed on deadline day from rivals Arsenal, is eligible having previously played for the Gunners in the group stage of the Europa League.
Emerson Palmieri is also allowed to play for the Blues in the competition as former side Roma didn’t register him back in September.
Ross Barkley, who didn’t make an appearance for Everton in the Europa League, is also named by Conte.
With the manager including all three of his new signings for the next round of the competition, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Dujon Sterling also get the nod and are named on the B list.
Jake Clarke-Salter, Kenedy, Charly Musonda and Michy Batshuayi are dropped from the provisional squad having moved on from Stamford Bridge this month.
Chelsea squad for Champions League knockout stage:
Willy Caballero, Thibaut Courtois, Eduardo
Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Davide Zappacosta, Gary Cahill, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Dujon Sterling, Victor Moses
Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian, Kyle Scott*, Callum Hudson-Odoi
Alvaro Morata, Olivier Giroud.
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