Chelsea squad: Confirmed shirt numbers for 2024/25

  • Chelsea have another new manager at the helm in Enzo Maresca
  • Blues have an inflated squad packed with youngsters
  • Several new signings have already arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer
Chelsea ended 2023/24 on a high note
Chelsea ended 2023/24 on a high note / Gaspafotos/MB Media/GettyImages
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Yet another new dawn is on the horizon at Chelsea, with Enzo Maresca succeeding Mauricio Pochettino in the home dugout at Stamford Bridge.

Pochettino ended 2023/24 on a high note but the season was otherwise disappointing for the Blues. The former Tottenham Hotspur boss guided Chelsea into Europe for 2024/25, meaning the inflated squad at Maresca's disposal could come in handy.

The Blues have been transfer window protagonists since the arrival of Clearlake and it doesn't look like that theme will be changing this summer. By the time the start of the new campaign rolls around, Chelsea's squad could look plenty different from 2023/24.

Here are Chelsea's squad numbers for the 2024/25 season.


Chelsea squad numbers 2024/25

Chelsea FC v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League
Palmer is currently Chelsea's number 20 / Gaspafotos/MB Media/GettyImages

Chelsea have already made moves in the transfer market and there's been movement on the shirt number front. Thiago Silva's #6 has been assumed by Levi Colwill - previously the club's revered #26 shirt.

Wesley Fofana has also made a change. The Frenchman will wear the #29 shirt having previously donned #33. A slight upgrade.

Last year, Chelsea's squad numbers for the season were confirmed at the start of August. Here's what the current situation looks like.


Number

Player

1

Robert Sanchez

2

Axel Disasi

3

Marc Cucurella

4

Tosin Adarabioyo

5

Benoit Badiashile

6

Levi Colwill

7

Raheem Sterling

8

Enzo Fernandez

10

Mykhailo Mudryk

11

Noni Madueke

13

Marcus Bettinelli

14

Trevoh Chalobah

15

Nicolas Jackson

16

Lesley Ugochukwu

17

Carney Chukwuemeka

18

Christopher Nkunku

19

Armando Broja

20

Cole Palmer

21

Ben Chilwell

22

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

23

Conor Gallagher

24

Reece James

25

Moises Caicedo

27

Malo Gusto

28

Dorde Petrovic

29

Wesley Fofana

31

Cesare Casadei

36

Deivid Washington

37

Omari Kellyman

38

Marc Guiu

40

Renato Veiga

42

Alfie Gilchrist

43

Diego Moreira

45

Romeo Lavia

47

Lucas Bergstrom

52

Alex Matos

Players without squad numbers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Andrey Santos, David Datro Fofana, Malang Sarr, Bashir Humphreys, Gabriel Slonina, Mason Burstow, Tino Anjorin, Angelo, Romelu Lukaku.


Chelsea squad numbers available to new signings

Marc Guiu
Marc Guiu has joined the club from Barcelona / Pedro Salado/GettyImages

Shirt numbers will open up for new arrivals by the time Chelsea's squad numbers are officially confirmed for the 2024/25 season, with the club poised to part ways with a whole host of players this summer.

The Blues have already made several additions, including Tosin Adarabioyo, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Marc Guiu. Tosin has taken the #4 shirt, Dewsbury-Hall #22, and Guiu #38.

With Romelu Lukaku likely to depart this summer, the Belgian hasn't got an official number for 2024/25 and his cursed #9 shirt is currently available should the Blues make a big splash at the striker position before the summer window closes.

Alternative options are currently few and far between given the size of Chelsea's squad. #12 and #26 are the only numbers available below #30.

  • 9
  • 12
  • 26
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32

What numbers can Premier League players wear?

The Premier League rules when it comes to shirt numbers are far from strict. Any number between one and 99 is allowed as long as it is unique within the squad. 1-30 are typically taken by first-team players, although Phil Foden has kept the 47 shirt since he broke into Manchester City's senior side.

Fellow City youngster Rico Lewis holds the record for the highest number in Premier League history, donning 82. It is also traditional for goalkeepers to wear between 1-13, but not a rule. While the NFL allows for the number 0 jersey to be worn, that is not the case over in the Premier League.


Can Premier League players change squad numbers?

Premier League players can only change their squad number during pre-season or if one is sold or loaned to another club in the January transfer window.

Clubs must submit their confirmed squad list - including shirt numbers - by a specified deadline each year and numbers cannot be changed thereafter. This deadline typically arrives at the start of September following the closure of the summer transfer window. There's a similar deadline after the January window.


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