CHELSEA’S FULL EUROPA LEAGUE SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero, Jamie Cumming*, Marcin Bulka*.

Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Davide Zappacosta, Gary Cahill, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Emerson Palmieri.

Midfielders: Jorginho, Danny Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi*, Willian, Ethan Ampadu, Conor Gallagher*, George McEachran*.

Strikers: Gonzalo Higuain, Olivier Giroud.

* Player list B.

Since the start of the season, Danny Drinkwater has played only 30 minutes under Maurizio Sarri. Despite the fact the Italian believes the 28-year-old is not suited to the 4-3-3 formation, he has included the Englishman in the list.

Gonzalo Higuain also features in the squad as The Blues hope the striker will help them go as far as possible in the knockout stages. As Victor Moses joined Fenerbahce in January, the Nigerian was ruled out of the list.

Chelsea face Malmo in the Round of 16. The games will take place on February 14th and February 21st.