CHELSEA have introduced Noni Madueke’s shirt quantity for the season.
And the star has taken a brand new team-mate’s prime after finishing his £35million Stamford Bridge transfer.
Madueke, 20, was snapped up by the Blues from PSV Eindhoven final week.
The left-footed right-sider penned an eight-and-a-half yr deal within the course of.
And Madueke will probably be hoping to make his debut in subsequent week’s residence conflict in opposition to Fulham.
Ought to he get the nod from Graham Potter, Chelsea’s sixth signing of the January window will showcase his new shirt quantity.
It has been confirmed by the Blues that Madueke will put on the No31.
The jersey has been taken off new team-mate Malang Sarr, who’s on mortgage at Monaco.
And the change hints that the French defender will not be welcome again at Chelsea this summer season, regardless of enjoying 21 occasions final season.
Earlier wearers of the shirt embody Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori and Rob Inexperienced.
However Madueke could but have his eye on ultimately taking the No10 shirt which he wore at PSV.
It’s at the moment occupied by Christian Pulisic, however the American is being tipped to depart Chelsea on the finish of the season.
Carrying the No10 would additionally permit Madueke to emulate hero Eden Hazard, who gained two Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge.
Madueke mentioned: “[Blue I most admire?] Eden Hazard, only a ‘get you off your seat’ sort of participant.
“So thrilling by way of the aptitude and with the ability to get individuals off their seat, create and stuff.
“There’s definitely similarities but I hope to be as good as him some day.”