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Chelsea confirm Kepa, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Bakayoko shirt numbers

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Chelsea shirt number for 2018-19

Chelsea v Olympique Lyonnais - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

If you’re anxious to get a new fresh Mateo Kovacic jersey but are waiting for his squad number to be confirmed, never fear, because Chelsea have made that information official.

Kepa has assumed the #1 shirt from Willy Caballero, who inherited it from the likes of Petr Cech, Asmir Begovic and Ed de Goey. Caballero takes Courtois’ vacant #13, previously worn by Victor Moses, Michael Ballack, William Gallas and, briefly, Alex. Meanwhile, newest midfielder Mateo Kovacic takes the #17, a number previously taken by the likes of Mo Salah, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Charly Musonda, Jose Bosingwa and Scott Sinclair.

The full list is as follows:

1 - Kepa Arrizabalaga

2 - Antonio Rudiger

3 - Marcos Alonso

4 - Cesc Fabregas

5 - Jorginho

6 - Danny Drinkwater

7 - N’Golo Kante

8 - Ross Barkley

10 - Eden Hazard

11 - Pedro

12 - Ruben Loftus-Cheek

13 - Willy Caballero

14 - Tiemoue Bakayoko

15 - Victor Moses

17 - Mateo Kovacic

18 - Olivier Giroud

21 - Davide Zappacosta

22 - Willian

24 - Gary Cahill

27 - Andreas Christensen

28 - Cesar Azpilicueta

29 - Alvaro Morata

30 - David Luiz

31 - Rob Green

33 - Emerson

UNDER-21

19 - Tammy Abraham

20 - Callum Hudson-Odoi

44 - Ethan Ampadu

59 - Marcin Bulka