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Michy Batshuayi confirms Chelsea squad number

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Michy Batshuayi has worn the 22 shirt for both club and country in recent years, but with that number currently belonging to Chelsea Player of the Year Willian, the club's newest signing has opted for the next best thing.

Michael Jordan, LeBron James, David Beckham, Michy Batshuayi, number 23.

The No.23 at Chelsea doesn't quite have such an illustrious history, and it's most often belonged to backup goalkeepers, including Mark Schwarzer, Carlo Cudicini, Dimitri Kharine, and Nick Colgan.  The theoretically talented but in practice rather underwhelming Juan Cuadrado had it last, for all of a few months.  The theoretically talented but in practice rather often injured Daniel Sturridge also wore it for a couple seasons.

Batshuayi is also quite talented in theory; hopefully we see that in reality as well.

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