Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has released a 25-man Chelsea pre-season squad that will tour Australia ahead of the new season. But Kurt Zouma will play no part in Chelsea’s preparations as he did not travel with the squad.
The 23-year-old impressed in his season long loan deal with Stoke last season but it wasn’t enough to keep the Potters from relegation.
Zouma’s exclusion from the squad suggests the Frenchman is probably leaving the club on yet another loan deal.
See the Chelsea 25-man squad for pre-season below:
GOALKEEPERS: Marcin Bulka, Jared Thompson, Bradley Collins
DEFENDERS: David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Emerson, Davide Zappacosta, Ola Aina, Michael Hector, Tomas Kalas, FikayoTomori
MIDFIELDERS: Jorginho, Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Ross Barkley, Ethan Ampadu, Mario Pasalic, Kasey Palmer
FORWARDS: Alvaro Morata, Tammy Abraham, Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Lucas Piazon, Charly Musonda.
The rest of the squad took part in the World Cup and are still on holidays.
Chelsea’s players boarded a 15-hour flight to Australia on Wednesday and will begin their pre-season campaign against Perth Glory next Monday.