Drogba Gets #11 Back, Oscar Handed Lampard’s #8

Posted: August 15, 2014 at 10:07 am

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The first match of the season has not been played but Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho is already making changes to squad.  Oscar has been handed the #8 jersey famously worn by Frank Lampard while Didier Drogba has taken the #11 jersey.

“I am very pleased to be able to return to the number 11 shirt and I am very grateful to Oscar for allowing me to make this change,” Drogba said on the official Chelsea site.

“Didier is a Chelsea legend and a senior player,” Oscar added. “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.”

The move to get Drogba back in his #11 was not the only one.  Thibaut Courtois, returning from his loan spell with Atletico Madrid, will wear #13 moving Victor Moses to the #18 jersey that used to be worn by Romelu Lukaku.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
CHELSEA FC SQUAD NUMBERS –  2014/2015

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

UNDER 21 PLAYERS

5. Zouma, Kurt
6. Ake, Nathan
31. Christensen, Andreas

The Official jersey with authentic names and numbers for Drogba and the entire Chelsea squad are available at WorldSoccerShop.com