In some Chelsea FC news that some people enjoy but others don’t seem to care about, the club have announced some changes to the squads number assignments for the 2014/15 season.
Brazilian midfield maestro Oscar has assumed the now vacant #8 with the departure of Frank Lampard to Manchester City (via NYCFC).
Didier Drogba, our Champions League trophy winner, will return to wearing his preferred number 11.
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.- Didier Drogba
Oscar was pleased to be able to select a number of another Chelsea legend. Speaking to the official Chelsea FC website, he described his enthusiasm at taking over the fabled 8 shirt.
Didier is a Chelsea legend and a senior player. 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.’- Oscar
Thibault Courtois has officially been given a squad number as well, the big Belgian keeper will wear number 13 while Victor Moses takes the number 18 shirt vacated by the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Everton. Young academy prospect Nathan Ake will wear number 6.
I also hope Oscar is as successful in the no.8 shirt as Super Frank was. Lamps will always be a Chelsea FC and England legend, having won nearly everything possible at CFC and earning over 100 caps for England in the process.
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