MEET THE SQUAD

CHELSEA FC

ARRIZABALAGA

1

GK
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
03/10/1994
Spanish
KEPA
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
13/0
2018/19
13/0

Saving two shoot-out penalties against Frankfurt in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals was the Spaniard’s standout moment in his debut season, as well as keeping seven clean sheets in Europe.

ALONSO

3

DEF
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
28/12/1990
Spanish
MARCOS
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
34/3
2018/19
4/2

Despite limited playing time, the left-back scored in consecutive games in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase last season, including the only goal away to Slavia Praha in the quarter-finals.

KENEDY

16

DEF
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
08/02/1996
Brazilian
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
2/0
2018/19
0/0

The winger, who joined from Fluminense in 2015, has spent the past 18 months on loan at Newcastle; his two European appearances for Chelsea came in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League.

PALMIERI

33

DEF
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
03/08/1994
Italian
EMERSON
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
18/1
2018/19
11/0

The starting left-back for much of Chelsea’s UEFA Europa League bid, the versatile former Roma defender crossed for Olivier Giroud’s opening goal against Arsenal in the Baku final.

BARKLEY

8

MID
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
05/12/1993
English
ROSS
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
17/2
2018/19
12/2

The England midfielder came off the bench in the UEFA Europa League final and made nine starts during Chelsea’s campaign, also scoring at home and away to Malmö in the last 32.

KOVAČIĆ

17

MID
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
06/05/1994
Croatian
MATEO
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
66/6
2018/19
12/0

The hard-working, technically gifted midfielder thrived on loan from Real Madrid last season, ultimately earning a starting berth on the left-side of Chelsea’s three-man midfield in the final.

WILLIAN

10

FOR
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
09/08/1988
Brazilian
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
106/22
2018/19
15/3

Deployed on the left and right in 2018/19, the dynamic Brazil winger scored Chelsea’s first goal on the road to Baku and featured in every game during their European adventure.

HUDSON-ODOI

20

FOR
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
07/11/2000
English
CALLUM
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
9/4
2018/19
9/4

The exciting young forward came into his own last season with four goals in the UEFA Europa League, only to miss out on the climax of the campaign due to an Achilles injury.

CABALLERO

13

GK
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
28/09/1981
Argentinian
WILLY
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
20/0
2018/19
2/0

Second choice behind Arrizabalaga, the former Manchester City keeper made a pair of UEFA Europa League outings last term, the highlight a 3-0 win against Malmö in the round of 32.

CHRISTENSEN

4

DEF
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
10/04/1996
Danish
ANDREAS
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
35/2
2018/19
15/0

The tall and skilful centre-back was the only player to start every match during Chelsea’s victorious UEFA Europa League run, impressing in a defence that conceded just ten goals in 15 games.

ZAPPACOSTA

21

DEF
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
11/06/1992
Italian
DAVIDE
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
15/1
2018/19
10/0

The Italian international was a late substitute in the UEFA Europa League final but started eight games on the road to Baku, offering pace, energy and crossing ability from right-back.

JORGINHO

5

MID
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
20/12/1991
Italian
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
30/2
2018/19
11/0

Brought in from Napoli as a deep-lying playmaker, Jorginho was a key figure during Chelsea’s UEFA Europa League triumph and converted his penalty in the shoot-out defeat of Frankfurt.

LOFTUS-CHEEK

12

MID
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
23/01/1996
English
RUBEN
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
13/4
2018/19
11/4

Loftus-Cheek enjoyed a breakthrough season in Europe last time out, scoring his maiden Chelsea hat-trick against BATE and registering in the semi-finals before injury ruled him out of the decider. 

MOUNT

19

MID
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
10/01/1999
English
MASON
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
6/0
2018/19
0/0

Having joined Chelsea aged six, the creative midfielder spent 2017/18 at Dutch club Vitesse before a sparkling campaign with Derby County last season. A EURO Under-19 winner in 2017.

RODRÍGUEZ

11

FOR
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
28/07/1987
Spanish
PEDRO
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
91/23
2018/19
14/5

A three-time UEFA Super Cup winner with Barcelona, the right-winger put Chelsea 2-0 up in last season’s UEFA Europa League final with his fifth goal of the knockout phase.

PULIŠIĆ

22

FOR
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
18/09/1998
American
CHRISTIAN
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
28/2
2018/19
7/1

Signed from Dortmund in January, the gifted American winger – who can also play attacking midfield – is in his first season at Stamford Bridge after being loaned back to the German side.

RÜDIGER

2

DEF
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
03/03/1993
German
ANTONIO
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
29/0
2018/19
4/0

The tough-tackling centre-back started Chelsea’s opening game in the UEFA Europa League last season and returned in the knockout phase before a knee injury ended his season prematurely.

ZOUMA

15

DEF
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
27/10/1994
French
KURT
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
13/1
2018/19
0/0

The no-nonsense centre-back has made ten European appearances for Chelsea, all in the UEFA Champions League. A 2014 signing from St-Étienne, he spent the last two seasons at Stoke and Everton.

AZPILICUETA

28

DEF
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
28/08/1989
Spanish
CÉSAR
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
62/1
2018/19
9/0

Signed by Chelsea in 2012, the versatile defender contested every minute from the quarter-finals onwards in last season’s UEFA Europa League, also wearing the captain’s armband.

KANTÉ

7

MID
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
29/03/1991
French
N'GOLO
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
16/0
2018/19
10/0

The FIFA World Cup winner was a major doubt for last season’s UEFA Europa League final due to a knee problem but dominated the midfield battle from his position on the right.

BAKAYOKO

14

MID
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
17/08/1994
French
TIÉMOUÉ
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
29/2
2018/19
6/0

A key part of Monaco’s French champions and UEFA Champions League semi-finalists in 2016/17, the France midfielder joined Chelsea that summer. He spent 2018/19 on loan at AC Milan.

ABRAHAM

9

FOR
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
02/10/1997
English
TAMMY
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
0/0
2018/19
0/0

A UEFA Youth League winner in both 2015 and 2016 – hitting eight goals in the latter campaign – the tall striker has excelled in loan spells including helping Aston Villa win promotion to the Premier League.

GIROUD

18

FOR
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
30/09/1986
French
OLIVIER
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
55/28
2018/19
14/11

Top scorer in the UEFA Europa League last term, Giroud plundered a perfect hat-trick against Dynamo Kyiv and headed Chelsea in front against former club Arsenal in the final. 

BATSHUAYI

23

FOR
NATIONALITY
DATE OF BIRTH
02/10/1993
Belgian
MICHY
UEFA CLUB APPS/GOALS
All-time
38/12
2018/19
5/1

Having scored the goal that clinched the Premier League title for Chelsea in 2016/17, the Belgian international has subsequently had loan spells at Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace.

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