Chelsea FC Squad 2018/2019 – First Team 2018/19
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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, 2016/17 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.
Last season, however, Conte’s tactics completely fell apart as the manager could not lead his team to defend their title. Later the manager fell out with the board and was finally shown the door and Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri entered the scene. Though he started well with his new “Sarri Ball” tactics, the Blues have failed to live up to the expectations midway through the season with Sarri being criticised for his tactical changes by fans and experts alike.
So here is the Chelsea FC Squad 2018/19
Below is all the players who will play for Chelsea FC Squad in the 2018/19 season.
Chelsea FC Squad 2018/19
The Chelsea line up 2018/19 season consists of these players.
Chelsea FC Goalkeepers
- Kepa Arrizabalaga
- Willy Caballero
- Robert Green
Chelsea have the most expensive goalkeeper in the world now after signing Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world record £71.6 million transfer fee. Chelsea had to buy swiftly just a day before the transfer window shut in summer 2018 after former goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois went AWOL prior to the season starting. Courtois, who was sold to Real Madrid for just £35 million, had just one season remaining on his contract and was eager to leave the Blues. Chelsea also let former number three goalkeeper Eduardo leave so Chelsea signed former England goalkeeper and veteran Robert Green on a free transfer. In 2017, The Blues signed Manchester City keeper Willy Caballero, who was released by City manager Pep Guardiola. Cabellero has not got 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.
Chelsea FC Defenders
- David Luiz
- Gary Cahill
- Antonio Rudiger
- Cesar Azpilicueta
- Andreas Christensen
- Marcos Alonso
- Davide Zappacosta
After Antonio Conte switched to a Three at the Back formation, Chelsea’s defence conceded many fewer 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. As a replacement, they bought AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger. Emerson was bought in the January transfer window 2018 to provide cover and competition for left wing-back Marcos Alonso. After Sarri’s arrival at the Bridge, the defensive lineup has gone back to a four-man formation, who started pretty well in the Premier League but have looked to fell apart against relentless pressure against the major opponents of late.
Chelsea FC Midfielders
- N’Golo Kante
- Cesc Fabregas
- Danny Drinkwater
- Ross Barkley
- Mateo Kovacic
The addition of no.7 N’Golo Kante last season really made a difference for Chelsea. His drive and hardworking nature in deep midfield really changed the course of games and had an impact on how well Chelsea’s season played out.
This summer in 2018, Chelsea signed former Napoli play maker Jorginho. The Italian-Brazilian will link up with former Napoli coach and new Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea capped off some fine transfer business in summer 2018 after signing highly-rated Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic on loan from Real Madrid. Furthermore, Chelsea loaned out Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan for a season with an option to buy after his struggles to adapt to the Premier League in 2017/18.
Chelsea FC Forwards
- Gonzalo Higuain
- Eden Hazard
- Olivier Giroud
- Callum Hudson-Odoi
After both Morata and Giroud failed to make most of the opportunities that fell to them, the Spaniard was sent on loan to Atletico Madrid in January. Chelsea brought in Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus. However, the player is yet to make an impact in the Premier League while leading the line for the Blues.
Chelsea also made a major inclusion in the form of Christian Pulisic in January from Borussia Dortmund for £56.9 million. However, the player has been sent back on loan to play for the Bundesliga team and will join the Blues back in summer.
Chelsea’s next six Fixtures
- Malmo Vs Chelsea (Europa League)
- Chelsea vs Manchester United (FA Cup 5th Round)
- Chelsea vs Malmo (Europa League)
- Chelsea vs Manchester City (League Cup Final)
- Chelsea vs Tottenham
- Fulham vs Chelsea
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