Chelsea have signed their first-choice left-back target.
Ben Chilwell was a name that has long been tipped to join Frank Lampard’s revolution and this week he finally became a Blues player in a deal worth a reported £50m.
Now Chilwell has joined, supporters have already seen the England international holding the Chelsea shirt at his unveiling – but what squad number could the left-back take at Stamford Bridge?
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Since breaking into the first-team picture at Leicester, Chilwell has worn number 3 and 30 on the back of his shirt. At Chelsea, the incumbent no. 3 is Marcos Alonso, and the Spaniard has forced his way into Lampard’s plans since the 2019/20 campaign resumed.
The defender has been touted as someone who could be sold this summer, and latest reports claim he is a target for Sevilla.
According to the Express, the Europa League champions have set their sights on the left-back, and are willing to pay £18m for his services.
This means Chilwell could receive his favoured number if a decision is made to sell Alonso to Sevilla this summer
With that said, Chilwell did wear no.25 during a loan spell at Huddersfield. So, what other squad numbers will be available to the 23-year-old if he does sign for the Blues at some point in the summer?
Below, we take a look to see what numbers are currently free at Stamford Bridge.
Willian has now gone.
The player was out of contract at the end of the 2019/2020 season and has since completed his move to London rivals Arsenal following months of speculation regarding his future.
The No.11 is also currently up for grabs with Pedro sealing a free transfer to AS Roma.
Although the No.25 shirt has not been officially retired by the club, it seems that Chelsea do not want anyone to take on Gianfranco Zola’s famous number.
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