Chelsea leave Djilobodji out of CL squad

Date published: Thursday 3rd September 2015 8:38

Papy Djilobodji: Left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad

Papy Djilobodji: Left out of Chelsea's Champions League squad

Chelsea have left Papy Djilobodji out of their squad for the Champions League group stages due to their lack of ‘locally-trained’ players.

Clubs have to include a minimum of eight locally-trained players on their 25-man A lists for the Champions League but Chelsea have only six and so had to name a 23-man squad.

Pedro, Radamel Falcao, Asmir Begovic and Baba Rahman have all been included, but Jose Mourinho elected to select Kenedy and Bertrand Traore over Djilobodji, meaning he will have just six defenders to choose from.

Senegal defender Djilobodji, 26, joined the Blues on transfer deadline day from French side Nantes for £4million.

Chelsea’s Champions League squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Asmir Begovic, Jamal Blackman

Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma, Abdul Rahman Baba, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta

Midfielders: Cesc Fabregas, Ramires, Oscar, Eden Hazard, John Obi Mikel, Bertrand Traore, Kenedy, Nemanja Matic, Willian, Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Forwards: Radamel Falcao, Pedro Rodriguez, Loic Remy, Diego Costa

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