CONTE REGISTERS NEW SIGNINGS FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has included all three of our January signings in the Chelsea squad for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Chelsea finished in second behind Roma in Group C of the competition, and have to submit a new squad by midnight on Thursday night as we prepare to face Barcelona later this month.

Olivier Giroud, who signed on deadline day from rivals Arsenal, is eligible having only played for the Gunners in the group stage of the Europa League.

Emerson Palmieri is also eligible to play for the Blues in the Champions League as former side Roma didn’t register him back in September due to his injury.

Ross Barkley, who didn’t make an appearance for Everton in the Europa League, is also eligible and was registered by Conte.

Chelsea youngsters Callum Hudson-Odoi and Dujon Sterling are named on the B list and could also feature in the Champions League for the Blues this season while Jake Clarke-Salter, Kenedy, Charly Musonda and Michy Batshuayi are dropped from the provisional squad having moved on from Stamford Bridge this month.

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