Chelsea add five youngsters to Champions League squad ahead of Bayern Munich clash - The Chelsea Chronicle

Chelsea add five youngsters to Champions League squad ahead of Bayern Munich clash

Chelsea have added several academy players from their B list to their Champions League squad ahead of Saturday’s clash against Bayern Munich.

We’ve previously talked about how Chelsea manager Frank Lampard could use several academy players, particularly Lewis Bate, to face Bayern Munich given their suspension and injury problems.

Now Champions League debuts for some of these players may become a reality, as the Blues have added some of their B list players to their Champions League squad.

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Bate, Henry Lawrence, Armando Broja, Ian Maatsen, and Dynel Simeu have been named in their CL squad, following the footsteps of goalkeeper Jamie Cumming who has been included from the B list back in February (UEFA’s official website).

These academy players have been training with the first-team since May and also been under direct supervision from Lampard himself.

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Here is the full list of Chelsea’s Champions League squad for the remainder of the season.

Goalkeepers:

  • Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • Willy Caballero
  • Jamie Cumming*

Defenders:

  • Antonio Rudiger
  • Marcos Alonso
  • Andreas Christensen
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Reece James
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Fikayo Tomori
  • Emerson
  • Ian Maatsen*
  • Dynel Simeu*

Midfielders:

  • Jorginho
  • N’Golo Kante
  • Ross Barkley
  • Willian
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  • Mateo Kovacic
  • Mason Mount
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi*
  • Christian Pulisic
  • Billy Gilmour*
  • Henry Lawrence*
  • Lewis Bate*

Forwards:

  • Tammy Abraham
  • Pedro Rodriguez
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Michy Batshuayi
  • Armando Broja*

* List B players

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