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2016/17 was a very successful season for Chelsea FC. They reached the FA Cup final, and most importantly, won the Premier League in their first season managed by Antonio Conte. There were doubts at the beginning of the season that Conte was the right man, after losses to rivals Arsenal and Liverpool. However, after a change of formation, Conte had a very successful season and in the end Chelsea ran out comfortable winners of the league.
Of course, last season they had no European football after a poor 2015/16 season. This meant they had fewer games than most of their rivals and players had more recovery time between each game. In the long run, this probably helped them but this season will be different. Having qualified for the Champions League group stages, most weeks they will be playing two games per week.
So here is the Chelsea FC 2017/18 squad. Below is all the players who will play for Chelsea FC in the 2017/18 season.
The Chelsea line up 2017/18 season will consist of these players.
Chelsea are proud to have one of the best goalkeepers in the league in their ranks. Courtois has proven his value to them time and time again over the last few seasons and was one of the key men in Chelsea’s title winning season last season. Until recently, their backup goalkeeper was former Stoke player Asmir Begovic, but he has recently transferred to Bournemouth. To replace him, they signed Manchester City keeper Willy Caballero, who was released by City manager Pep Guardiola. Cabellero may not get much game time at Stamford Bridge, but at his age he will be happy with perhaps just a few opportunities through the course of the season. Eduardo is a 34 year old keeper so also serves as a goalkeeping coach.
Chelsea’s defence has been highly praised over the last year. After Antonio Conte switched to a Three at the Back formation, Chelsea’s defence conceded many less goals and the defenders even scored some goals themselves too. Unfortunately, they lost captain and club legend John Terry at the end of the season. He wasn’t getting a lot of time on the pitch so he decided to leave and go and play for Championship side Aston Villa. As a replacement, they bought AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger. He had a great season in Serie A and will provide good competition for Gary Cahill and David Luiz. Deadline day signing Davide Zappacosta will act as back-up for both full-baack positions, with Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso the likely starters.
The addition of no.7 N’Golo Kante last season really made a difference for Chelsea. His drive and hard working nature in deep midfield really changed the course of games and had an impact on how well Chelsea’s season played out. Chelsea have recently signed new recruit Tiemoue Bakayoko for big money from Monaco. The Frenchman was bought for £34million and will compete with fellow new signing Danny Drinkwater for a place in midfield. Drinkwater partnered Kante in Leicester City’s historic 2015/16 title-winning season, with the two set to re-unite at the Bridge this season.
Chelsea have a lethal set of attackers and have just added £70million Alvaro Morata to their ranks. The likes of Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian all caught the eye last year and really impressed fans and critics. However, it has now been confirmed that Diego Costa will return to Atletico Madrid in a £50m deal after a summer of speculation. The Spaniard went on strike and failed to report back for pre-season training the force through a move. Can Morata fill the void left by his international teammate?
To begin the season, Chelsea actually have a rather tricky set of opening fixtures. They have tough trips to places like Tottenham and Stoke, and host good teams like Everton and Arsenal. It is no easy opening to the season, but for the Champions, they will want to get at least 4 wins from those games, and that is a realistic target. With the squad they have, they should be able to do very well again this season both in the Premier League and Champions League.
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