Ghana International Baba Rahman has been excluded from Chelsea’s 25-premier league squad,
The 26-year-olddefender deal to Middleborough couldn’t get over the line, at the summer transfer deadline-day over financials and other concerns played a part.
Each club may register 25 first-team players over the age of 21, of whom a minimum of eight should be homegrown. A ‘homegrown’ player is defined by the Premier League as someone of any nationality who was 21 or older on 1 January 2021 and spent three years between the ages of 16 and 21 attached to an English league team.
Coaches can supplement the squad with any number of under-21 players, whatever their country of birth. For this season, these are players who have been born on or after 1 January 1999.
Petr Cech has been included in the squad as emergency goalkeeper cover. This is a precautionary step due to the unprecedented conditions currently caused by the Covid-19 crisis. He takes up a position as a non-contract player.
Baba is expected to get some minutes in the Chelsea development squad to stay fit and target a move in the winter.
Chelsea’s Premier League squad is as follows (in squad number order):
Andreas Christensen – homegrown
Tammy Abraham – homegrown
Fikayo Tomori – homegrown
Mason Mount – under-21
Callum Hudson-Odoi – under-21
Ben Chilwell – homegrown
Billy Gilmour – under-21
Reece James – under-21
Kai Havertz – under-21