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Loftus-Cheek, Musonda, be a part of 28 complete gamers as Chelsea start preseason in earnest

Chelsea preseason is now in full swing, with a full complement of gamers again at Cobham to work with Thomas Tuchel & Co. They embody the trio of Tammy Abraham, Tino Anjorin, and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who have been again first on Friday, plus 25 extra for a complete of 28 as confirmed by Chelsea.

Whereas an attendance checklist has not been printed formally, we are able to try and cobble collectively an inventory of the gamers there — from the official web site’s reporting, footage, and numerous social media submit — most of whom most likely will depart the first-team over the course of the following month.

The most important names now additionally again embody Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Marcos Alonso — so principally all of the first-team gamers who weren’t concerned at Euro 2020 or the Copa América — plus older loanees like Danny Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Youthful loanees again additionally confirmed on the web site embody Conor Gallagher, Marc Guehi, Trevoh Chalobah, Armando Broja, and Malang Sarr, whereas Charly Musonda additionally makes a triumphant look, again after spending a lot of the previous TWO years working laborious to get well from a knee damage.

In order that’s 17 confirmed.

From numerous footage, we are able to additionally see Lewis Baker, Ian Maatsen, Jake Clarke-Salter, and Matt Miazga. @CarefreeYouth provides the names of Baba Rahman, Dujon Sterling, Ike Ugbo, and younger goalkeepers Jamie Cumming and Lucas Bergstrom. In order that’s 26.

That leaves not less than 4 names for 2 spots: Ross Barkley, Tiémoué Bakayoko (each of whom have been stated to be at Cobham final week already, however weren’t in right this moment?), and Tino Livramento and Lewis Bate (who apparently haven’t traveled with the youth crew for his or her upcoming friendlies however have been additionally not there right this moment?). There isn’t a phrase on whether or not Kenedy’s again from Brazil but.

So, the list of 26:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Arrizabalaga, Bergstrom, Cumming, Mendy
CENTRAL DEFENDERS (4): Clarke-Salter, Guehi, Miazga, Sarr
FULL/WING-BACKS (5): Alonso, Baba, Maatsen, Sterling, Zappacosta
MIDFIELDERS (4): Baker, Chalobah, Drinkwater, Gallagher
ATTACKERS (6): Anjorin, Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek, Musonda, Pulisic, Ziyech
STRIKERS (3): Abraham, Broja, Ugbo

In any case, good to see a number of acquainted names, even when it’s only for a number of days or perhaps weeks.

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