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Moses Handed Chelsea’s No. 20 Jersey

Posted: Jul 25, 2015 at 2:34 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

•As Mikel Stays  

Returning Chelsea forward, Victor Moses, and Dominic Solanke have been assigned their squad numbers.

Moses, who returned to the Stamford Bridge after his loan move to Stoke City, will wear the No. 20 jersey. The jersey was associated with Deco during his spell with the Roman Army.

Academy players Dominic Solanke and Ola Aina impressed in the youth team last season, and as a result have been rewarded with the No.35 and No.3 while Ruben Loftus-Cheek retaining his No.36 shirt.

Both players are in line to feature in Saturday’s pre-season game against Paris Saint-Germain.

Meanwhile, John Mikel Obi has moved to end speculation over his Chelsea future by insisting that he was happy at the Stamford Bridge.

Mikel was linked with the likes of Al Ain and Fenerbahce but remained with the Blues despite the interest, agreeing that he considered leaving Chelsea but changed his mind since the manager Jose Mourinho wants him to stay.

“I have two years left on my contract here and want to see them out. I am happy here and we will see what happens. I do want to stay, the manager wants me to stay so I don’t have any issues,” Mikel told London Evening Standard.

“This is going to be my tenth season at the club, next year it will be my 11th. I have been here so long due to the contracts I have signed and I like to be somewhere where I have developed friendships.

“This is like my family now. Every time I come to work it’s like coming in to see my family. I know the whole place, the staff, it is going to be a hard place to leave when my contract runs out and then we will see what happens,” he concluded.

Since his move from Lyn Oslo in 2006, the Super Eagles’ star has won 10 major titles with the Stamford Bridge giants.