Chelsea have submitted their Premier League squad for the rest of the season.
Following the closure of the January transfer window, clubs had until today to lock in their new 25-man squad, which can only be revised once per year after being submitted shortly after the summer window.
And there are no real surprises as far as the revised Chelsea squad goes, with Thomas Tuchel inheriting a strong squad which more or less picks itself when it comes to the Premier League list, though they have only named 20 senior players.
Once again, Chelsea have named technical and performance advisor Petr Cech in their squad despite having three goalkeepers with Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.
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Even out-of-favour left-back Emerson Palmieri gets a place in the squad with Fikayo Tomori the only player excluded following his loan exit to AC Milan last month.
As part of the rules, clubs can only name 17 players who are not counted as homegrown, i.e, did not come through an English or Welsh club’s academy.
The remaining eight spaces must all be filled by homegrown players, and in Chelsea’s case, that includes Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Andreas Christensen.
The Blues have only named three homegrown players because they still only have 17 senior players who don’t fall under that category with Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James all eligible to be named on the young player list.
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