Chelsea take 29-man squad to the USA

From the official Chelsea FC website:

Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino is taking a 29-man squad to the United States of America for our pre-season tour.

The Blues will head Stateside today with our first destination across the pond being North Carolina, ahead of our meeting with Wrexham in Chapel Hill. After our opening fixture against the League Two outfit, we have three matches in the new Premier League Summer Series.

Those games will be held in three different locations (Philadelphia, Atlanta and Landover), each seeing us face fellow English top-flight opponents: Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle United and Fulham.

The tour will end in Chicago, with a game against German side Borussia Dortmund. This game will be free to watch on the Chelsea app and website, wherever you are in the world.

Confirmation of our squad means Blues debuts could potentially be handed to Christopher NkunkuAndrey SantosNicolas Jackson and Malo Gusto on Wednesday when we face Wrexham. That match is free to watch on the Chelsea app and website, too.

Also included in the travelling party are English trio Raheem SterlingConor Gallagher and Ben Chilwell, while the likes of Thiago Silva, Kepa and Enzo Fernandez all make the trip.

Reece James reported feeling unwell this morning so is not travelling as a precaution. He will join up with the squad as soon as he’s better. 

Wesley Fofana has also not travelled due to a knee injury, which is currently being assessed. Marcus BettinelliBenoit Badiashile and Armando Broja will too remain at Cobham as they continue their respective recoveries from injury. 

Returning loanees Bashir HumphreysIan Maatsen and Cesare Casadei are all included by Pochettino.

Chelsea’s pre-season squad in full


Kepa Arrizabalaga

Gabriel Slonina

Lucas Bergstrom

Eddie Beach

Jamie Cumming


Thiago Silva

Trevoh Chalobah

Ben Chilwell

Marc Cucurella

Malo Gusto

Bashir Humphreys

Levi Colwill

Ian Maatsen

Alfie Gilchrist


Enzo Fernandez

Conor Gallagher

Carney Chukwuemeka

Andrey Santos

Cesare Casadei

Lewis Hall


Mykhailo Mudryk

Raheem Sterling

Noni Madueke

Angelo Gabriel

Diego Moreira

Nicolas Jackson

Christopher Nkunku

Mason Burstow

Dujuan Richards (training only)

Supporters should note that during pre-season, the shirt numbers worn by all players may not be representative of their finalised squad numbers for the 2023/24 campaign. Further detail on this will be provided in due course.





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