Chelsea leave £35m midfielder out of Europa League squad

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been left out of their Europa League squad because they have too many FA-trained players.

Drinkwater is the homegrown fall guy along with Robert Green, while Lucas Piazon also misses out because the Blues wanted to name Ethan Ampadu.

Drinkwater was bought for £35m from Leicester but he is yet to play a minute in the Premier League this season, making it as far as the bench against Cardiff on Saturday.

Callum Hudson-Odoi did not need to be named in Chelsea’s Europa League squad because he is just 17 and has been at the club more than two years.


Full Europa League Chelsea squad:

1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

13. Willy Caballero

2. Antonio Rudiger

3.Marcos Alonso

21. Davide Zappacosta

24. Gary Cahill

27. Andreas Christensen

28. César Azpilicueta

30. David Luiz

33. Emerson Palmieri

44. Ethan Ampadu

4. Cesc Fabregas

5. Jorginho

7. N’Golo Kante

8. Ross Barkley

10. Eden Hazard

17. Mateo Kovacic

22. Willian

11. Pedro

12. Ruben Loftus-Cheek

15. Victor Moses

18. Olivier Giroud

29. Alvaro Morata