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Friday, August 15, 2014

Oscar to wear No. 8 Following Drogba' Return to Chelsea

Oscar to wear No. 8 following Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea

Posted on Aug 15 via Carlo Campo

A new Premier League season gets underway this weekend, and you might want to have a glance at Chelsea's squad numbers for the campaign as the club have made a change or two for 2014-15.

Most notably, as a result of Didier Drogba's return to Stamford Bridge, Oscar is switching from the No. 11 he's worn the past two years to No. 8, which was made available by Frank Lampard's exit. The Brazilian midfielder coincidentally grabbed No. 11 ahead of his first Chelsea campaign following Drogba's departure to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

"Didier is a Chelsea legend and a senior player," said Oscar about the switch. "I am happy for him to take the 11 and for me to take the 8. Lamps is another legend at this club and I hope I will be as successful in the shirt as he was."

Other noteworthy changes include Thibaut Courtois, who is returning from a loan spell at Atletico Madrid, taking No. 13 as well as Victor Moses switching to No. 18, a shirt previously worn by Romelu Lukaku.

Here's how the rest of Chelsea's squad will suit up this season:

1. Petr Cech
2. Branislav Ivanovic
3. Filipe Luis
4. Cesc Fabregas
5. Kurt Zouma
6. Nathan Ake
7. Ramires
8. Oscar
9. Fernando Torres
10. Eden Hazard
11. Didier Drogba
12. John Obi Mikel
13. Thibaut Courtois
14. Andre Schurrle
16. Marco Van Ginkel
17. Mohamed Salah
18. Victor Moses
19. Diego Costa
21. Nemanja Matic
22. Willian
23. Mark Schwarzer
24. Gary Cahill
26. John Terry
28. Cesar Azpilicueta
31. Andreas Christensen

Culled from THE SCORE

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