Just In: Chelsea release squad numbers for 2020/21 season as Pulisic & Tomori take new shirts

Chelsea have confirmed their full list of squad numbers ahead of the 2020/2021 campaign.

The Blues have already added five new players to their squad this summer, with Kai Havertz the most recent after sealing a £71million move from Bayer Leverkusen last Friday.

Hakim Ziyech completed a £36million move from Ajax while Timo Werner joined in a £54million switch from RB Leipzig.

The Stamford Bridge outfit also forked out £50million to prise Ben Chilwell away from Leicester while Thiago Silva arrived in London on a free transfer after his contract expiry with Paris Saint-Germain last month.

And today Chelsea have released the shirt numbers for their five new recruits and the rest of their squad will be wearing over the course of the season.

Thiago Silva will be donning the No.6 shirt this term, while Timo Werner will be taking the No.11 jersey recently made vacant by Pedro.

Ben Chilwell has been handed the No.21 shirt, with Hakim Ziyech given No.22 – the same number he wore for Ajax.

Christian Pulisic was Chelsea’s No.22 last season, but after an impressive debut campaign under Frank Lampard the American will now take the No.10 shirt vacated by Willian – who left to join Arsenal this summer.

Kai Havertz will wear his favoured No.29 jersey for the Blues, which he enjoyed great success in at Bayer Leverkusen.

The 21-year-old’s preferred shirt number was initially unavailable, but previous owner Fikayo Tomori has swapped to No.14 in order to satisfy the club’s record signing.

Every other Chelsea players will keep the same number for the 2020/2021 campaign, which kicks off this weekend.

The Blues have to wait until Monday for their opening fixture, nonetheless, with a trip to Brighton in store for Frank Lampard & Co.

Chelsea then host Premier League champions Liverpool at Stamford Bridge next Sunday, before going away to newly-promoted West Brom six days later.

After securing a fourth-place finish in his debut campaign, Frank Lampard will be hoping to mount a title challenge at Chelsea this season.

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