New Coach, Sarri releases Chelsea’s 25-man squad [Full list]

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has dropped French defender, Kurt Zouma from his 25-man pre-season squad.

The future of the defender at Chelsea is now in serous doubt.

The Blues boarded a 15-hour flight to Australia on Wednesday and will begin their pre-season campaign against Perth Glory next Monday.

But Zouma will play no part in Chelsea’s preparations as he did not travel with the squad.

The 23-year-old was sidelined for nine months due to a cruciate ligament injury he suffered two years ago.

But the French defender impressed during his season-long loan at Stoke City last season, although he was unable to prevent the club from being relegated to the Championship

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However, new summer signing Jorginho has been included in the squad along with Alvaro Morata, David Luiz, Cesc Fabregas and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Danny Drinkwater has been linked with a move away but has also travelled to Australia.

Sarri will also begin Chelsea’s pre-season schedule without a recognised first-team goalkeeper as both Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero are on holiday after featuring at the World Cup.

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Full squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Marcin Bulka, Jared Thompson, Bradley Collins

DEFENDERS: David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Emerson, Davide Zappacosta, Ola Aina, Michael Hector, Tomas Kalas, Fikayo Tomori

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

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