Chelsea confirm squad numbers for exciting new signings as pair make switch

Chelsea's summer signings have all been given their new shirt numbers by the club.

An exciting summer of arrivals has seen the Blues bring in defenders Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell as well as attacking talents Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech.

Young stars Xavier Mbuyamba and Malang Sarr have also been added, but Dutch defender Mbayamba has gone into the Blues under-23 squad and former Nice defender Sarr will be sent out on loan for the season.

The outlay on new signings has got Blues fans dreaming of a title challenge under club legend Frank Lampard, with the five headline additions set to play their part.

Experienced Brazilian defender Thiago Silva has taken the No.6 shirt that was previously assigned to midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who has been told he has no future at the club.

Left-back Chilwell – who wore No.3 for previous club Leicester – has taken the No.21 shirt that used to belong to Italian full-back Davide Zappacosta, another player who has been told to leave Stamford Bridge.

Forward Werner takes the No.11 left vacant by experienced forward Pedro's departure for Roma on a free transfer having scored 43 goals in 206 appearances for the club.

Former Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech takes the No.22 shirt that has been left vacant by Christian Pulisic, who takes the No.10 following Willian's departure for Arsenal.

Havertz has his preferred No.29 shirt having been allowed to take it by defender Fikayo Tomori, who moves to the No.14 that used to belong to midfield misfit Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Tomori could depart the club for a season-long loan at Everton in the coming weeks.

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