Within the other 2 Premier League games remaining for Chelsea this season, they’d merely be playing to secure final spot on the Premier League table, because they’ve previously qualified for the coming season’s Champions League competition..
No matter what takes place in the remaining two games of the season, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea can not go below the fourth position in the league table.
Chelsea had their ups and downs during the current campaign, however they would now begin looking at their summer plans as they move closer to a new era under new club ownership.
Chelsea will have a very busy summer with a lot of signings and departures expected to happen this summer.
Some Chelsea players, however, could be forced to change their shirt number ahead of the new season, as a result of the departure of players who already have their preferred shirt number.
In the following paragraphs we will be looking at three Chelsea players who could be getting a new shirt next season.
1. Edouard Mendy:
Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy presently wears the number sixteen shirt since he was signed by Frank Lampard in the summer of 2020, though he might have a change of number next season, with Kepa Arrizabalaga very likely to depart the club this summer.
The standard number for a first choice goalkeeper will be the top shirt, which may be vacant for Chelsea this summer in case Kepa Arrizabalaga departs the club to look for a lot more playing time at another club.
Chelsea’s No 1 shirt could be Edouard Mendy next season.
2. Ben Chilwell,
Chelsea – left – back Ben Chilwell had no choice but to choose the shirt number 21 when he was signed in the summer of 2020 from Leicester City, with his favourite shirt number 3 worn by Marcos Alonso.
Next season Ben Chilwell might have a chance of switching to his preferred shirt number three, with Marcos Alonso likely to leave the club this summer.
3. Chalobah Trevoh
Chalobah had been a surprise inclusion in this season’s first team Chelsea after impressing Thomas Tuchel in the pre-season.
With Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen both leaving Chelsea this summer, he may play a more crucial role in next season’s first team Chelsea.
Currently he wears number 14 shirt, but next season he could wear either number two or maybe number four, which was the number he wore for Chelsea academy..