Chelsea squad: Confirmed shirt numbers for 2022/23

There will be a new-look Chelsea squad in 2022/23
There will be a new-look Chelsea squad in 2022/23 / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

There will be plenty of upheaval at Chelsea this summer, with big-name outgoings and signings expected in equal measure.

Defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have both headed for pastures new at the end of their respective contracts, while Romelu Lukaku has sealed a sensational return to Inter on a season-long loan - freeing up the 'cursed' number nine shirt. Loanee Saul Niguez has also headed back to Atletico Madrid following a largely unsuccessful spell in west London.

Inevitably, that means there is going to be a big shakeup when it comes to squad numbers as some are free up and others are taken.

As it stands, here are Chelsea's squad numbers for the 2022/23 campaign...

Chelsea squad numbers 2022/23

New signings Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly have been handed numbers for pre-season, as has returning loanee Conor Gallagher.

Squad numbers subject to change during pre-season.

1 - Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)
3 - Marcos Alonso
5 - Jorginho
6 - Thiago Silva
7 - N'Golo Kante
8 - Mateo Kovacic
10 - Christian Pulisic
11 - Timo Werner
12 - Ruben Loftus-Cheek
13 - Marcus Bettinelli (GK)
14 - Trevoh Chalobah
16 - Edouard Mendy (GK)
17 - Raheem Sterling
18 - Armando Broja
19 - Mason Mount
20 - Callum Hudson-Odoi
21 - Ben Chilwell
22 - Hakim Ziyech
23 - Conor Gallagher
24 - Reece James
26 - Kalidou Koulibaly
28 - Cesar Azpilicueta
29 - Kai Havertz
30 - Carney Chukwuemeka
31 - Malang Sarr
33 - Emerson
38 - Dylan Williams
43 - Xavier Mbuyamba
44 - Ethan Ampadu
60 - Teddy Sharman Lowe (GK)
64 - Jude Soonsup-Bell
68 - Harvey Vale
71 - Charlie Webster
75 - Lewis Hall

Players without squad numbers: Baba Rahman, Michy Basthuayi, Billy Gilmour

Chelsea squad numbers available to new signings

Although there are plenty available, the most realistic that a new first-team signing might take are...

  • 2
  • 4
  • 9
  • 15
  • 25
  • 27
  • 30
  • 32

What numbers can Premier League players wear?

As long as it is unique within their squad, Premier League players can wear any number between one and 99, although tradition dictates that you will usually see first-teamers donning one to about 30 - barring a few exceptions.

Man City youngster Cole Palmer holds the record for the highest number in Premier League history, turning out in the number 80.

Also following tradition, goalkeepers will generally occupy numbers one and 13.

Premier League players cannot wear the number zero - and that's fair enough because it would be a bit silly.

Can Premier League players change squad numbers?

Premier League players are only allowed to 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. In 2021 that deadline was 1 September.