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Chelsea name 23-man Premier League squad for 2013/14

Shaun Botterill

One of the major questions as the transfer deadline loomed was how Chelsea would handle the fact that they had one too many non-homegrown players for the Premier League squad rules. Demba Ba was tipped to go on loan, but if he didn't, that meant that we'd have something of a crunch on our hands. Obviously, he didn't.

The solution, as it turns out, was revealed by the squad Chelsea submitted to the league. Here's the full list.


Cech, Petr
Schurrle, Andre
Luiz Moreira Marinho, David
Schwarzer, Mark
De Bruyne, Kevin
Mata Garcia, Juan Manuel
Ivanovic, Branislav
Azpilicueta Tanco, Cesar
Santos Do Nascimento, Ramires
Dos Santos Emboaba Junior, Oscar
Mikel, John Obi
Torres Sanz, Fernando Jose
Ba, Demba
Hazard, Eden
Essien, Michael
Borges Da Silva, Willian
Eto'o Fils, Samuel


Terry, John George
Cole, Ashley
Lampard, Frank James
Cahill, Gary James
Bertrand, Ryan

Who's missing? Henrique Hilario, whose status as a first-team player was kind of borderline anyway. Sharper-eyed fans will notice that there's at least one other senior player left off this list -- Marco van Ginkel. But fear not; he shows up elsewhere.

The u-21s

Aina, Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa
Ake, Nathan Benjamin
Baker, Lewis Renard
Bamford, Patrick James
Beeney, Mitchell Ryan
Blackman, Jamal Clint Ross
Boga, Jeremie
Brady, George
Brown, Isiah Jay
Chalobah, Nathaniel Nyakie
Christensen, Andreas Bodtker
Clifford, Billy
Cole, George
Colkett, Charlie
Collins, Bradley Ray
Conroy, Dion John
Courtois, Thibaut
Cuevas Jara, Cristian Alejandro
Dabo, Sheik Mohamed Fankaty
Davey, Alex James
Delac, Matej
Feruz, Islam
Gnahore, Ambrose Gnahoua
Hazard, Thorgen Ganael Francis
Houghton, Jordan
Kalas, Tomas
Kandi, Luke Chike
Kane, Todd Arthur Lucien
Killip, Ben
Kiwomya, Andrew Alexander
Lalkovic, Milan
Loftus Cheek, Ruben
Lukaku, Romelu Menama
McEachran, Joshua Mark
Mitchell, Reece Steven
Muleba, Jonathan
Musonda, Lamisha Chashi
Musonda, Tika Kafusha
Musonda, Charles
Nditi, Adam Eric Richard
Oliveira Dos Santos, Wallace
Omeruo, Kenneth
Palmer, Kasey Remel
Pappoe, Daniel Mills
Perica, Stipe
Piazon, Lucas Domingues
Pirez Araujo, Jhon Alexander
Saville, George Alan
Ssewankambo, Isak Ssali
Swift, John David
Twasam, Christian Atsu
Van Ginkel, Wulfert Cornelius
Wright, Kevin

Yes, Mr. Wulfert Cornelius van Ginkel still counts as an under-21. The club have registered pretty much every player on their books for the Premier League, including the ones they've sent out on loan, which has led to the strange situation of Romelu Lukaku appearing on both Everton and Chelsea's squad lists.

But there you have it. Hilario is sacrificed. Everything else is as expected.

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