Chelsea New Boy, Papy Djilobodji, Omitted From UCL Squad

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Chelsea’s new defensive signing, Papy Djilobodji, has been left out of the club’s Champions League squad after the full list was revealed earlier today.

Djilobodji was signed from French side Nantes on Tuesday after the Premier League champions were repeatedly turned down by Everton in their pursuit of John Stones.

The Senegal defender will wear Chelsea’s number 15 shirt. Eight locally-trained players must be submitted in the 25-man A List squad, or the squad size be reduced.

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Chelsea’s Champions League A List squad consists of 22 players, including summer signings Asmir Begovic, Radamel Falcao, Pedro Rodriguez, Baba Rahman and Kenedy. Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore has also been included in the UCL squad.

The English champions Maccabi Tel-Aviv in their opening Group G game on September 16. Chelsea then play on September 29 at Mourinho’s former club Porto and their third game is at Dynamo Kiev on October 20.

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