3 Chelsea players fail to get squad numbers

Cesar Azpilicueta training
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With the season set to commence, Chelsea have not given squad numbers to Billy Gilmour, Ethan Ampadu and Kenedy ahead of the forthcoming season.

This latest development suggests all three players are likely to leave the club this summer.

While Gilmour, Ampadu and Kenedy are yet to get squad numbers, Armando Broja and Michy Batshuayi have been given squad numbers, despite rumours of both leaving the club this summer.

Billy Gilmour
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For Gilmour, this comes as a disappointment, as he failed to impress while on loan with Norwich City last season.

The 21-year-old is highly rated and has won 15 caps for Scotland, but his loan performance last season has been unable to impress Thomas Tuchel.

Ethan Ampadu
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It comes as a surprise for Ampadu, as reports had claimed he might have a chance in the team, due to his versatility.

Gilmour also impressed on loan last season with Venezia, and he did really well in the pre-season clash against Club America.