The Blues have confirmed Saul Niguez’s shirt number following his loan move to Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day.
The Spanish midfielder will wear the number 17 shirt for the Blues this season.
Saul wore the no.17 shirt for Atletico Madrid during his first two campaigns as a regular there, after breaking into their senior team as a 20-year-old, in 2014/15 and 2015/16.
The most recent player to wear that number for Chelsea was Mateo Kovacic. He wore it for three seasons at Chelsea before switching to the number eight shirt for us this season, just as Saul did for Atletico in 2016.