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Slonina, Badiashile, Fofana: Chelsea confirm shirt numbers for £50m trio after transfer arrivals



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Gabriel Slonina, Benoit Badiashile and David Datro Fofana have chosen their Chelsea shirt numbers following their arrivals at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have confirmed the choices that the trio have made as they settle into life at the club having joined the first-team group this month.

Slonina was acquired from Chicago Fire last summer but returned to complete the remainder of the MLS season. He moved over to England last month to begin training at the Cobham training base.

David Datro Fofana’s pre-agreed move was finalised on Saturday, which has seen him pen an initial six-and-a-half-year deal until 2029. While Benoit Badiashile’s £33 million arrival was announced earlier this week from AS Monaco.

All three are eligible to face Manchester City in the FA Cup third round on Sunday afternoon, as per the club, and their shirt numbers have been revealed.

Here are the confirmed Chelsea shirt numbers for the three new signings in full.

Gabriel Slonina – 36

Slonina will take up the number 36 until the end of the season.

Benoit Badiashile – 4

The 21-year-old has opted to take the number formerly worn by Andreas Christensen, David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas.

David Datro Fofana – 27

Fofana, 20, who has completed his dream transfer from Molde will take up the number 27.