Sterling, Gallagher, Koulibaly & more - Chelsea shirt numbers confirmed for 2022/23

A host of changes have been confirmed in west London

Premier League giants Chelsea have, on Thursday, unveiled the squad numbers afforded to the club’s stars for the upcoming campaign.

The most noteworthy come in the form of the latest big-name summer arrivals at Stamford Bridge, namely Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.

The former has opted to don the number 17, whilst stopper Koulibaly has, as expected, inherited the 26 shirt made famous by Blues icon John Terry.

Elsewhere in Thomas Tuchel’s squad, the returning Conor Gallagher has been confirmed as Chelsea’s new no.23, with Armando Broja set to take to the pitch in west London this coming season with 18 emblazoned across his back.

Youngster Carney Chukwuemeka, brought in this week from Premier League rivals Aston Villa, meanwhile, has been handed the 30 jersey.

Elsewhere, hints have too been provided regarding the Pensioners futures, or lack thereof, of a number of current fringe options at Stamford Bridge.

This comes with all of Ethan Ampadu, Kenedy, Billy Gilmour, Ross Barkley, Michy Batshuayi and the transfer-linked Levi Colwill having been completely omitted from Chelsea’s squad list for 2022/23.

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