Chelsea’s Champions League squad for the 2020/21 marketing campaign has been revealed with a flurry of latest faces poised to make their European debuts for the Blues.
Frank Lampard’s facet go into Europe’s elite competitors after sealing a fourth-place end within the Premier League final time period, and they are going to be hoping to progress additional than the last-16 this time after comfortably shedding to eventual winners Bayern Munich final season.
Chelsea go into the event with a number of latest gamers after the membership splashed over £200million within the switch window.
Amongst these are Germany duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, and final yr’s finalist Thiago Silva, whereas Ben Chilwell will get his first style of Champions League soccer following a summer season transfer from Leicester.
Edouard Mendy has additionally been named within the squad and is predicted to start out in purpose, whereas Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero have additionally been given the nod as back-ups.
Antonio Rudiger, who was broadly anticipated to depart the membership this summer season, has additionally been given a spot after a deadline day transfer away from west London failed to return to fruition. The identical goes for Emerson Palmieri.
As anticipated, there is no such thing as a place for Danny Drinkwater or Victor Moses, who’ve each been instructed they will go away.
Chelsea will face Sevilla, Krasnodar and Rennes within the group phases and Lampard is in little question that their opponents will present a tricky problem,
“I’m pleased with the attract the truth that we analysed straightaway the groups we’re taking part in in opposition to,” he instructed the Chelsea web site. “We’re very conscious that each Champions League group could be very powerful.
“So I do know a variety of the response afterwards was what an incredible draw it’s for Chelsea however we are able to’t method it with that mindset in any respect.
“They’re very powerful video games, all of the groups that we play, particularly if you end up travelling in Europe you all the time know you’re going to get very aggressive video games.
“Sevilla received the Europa League final yr, and each of the opposite groups are rising groups that may trigger us a variety of threats and risks, so let’s see.”