Only a few weeks after joining the club from Brighton & Hove Albion, Robert Sanchez has already changed his shirt number, according to Chelsea
Earlier in this transfer window, the Spain international signed a seven-year contract with the Blues and donned the number 31 jersey.
When Chelsea and Liverpool drew 1-1 at home on Sunday, Sanchez took Kepa Arrizabalaga’s place because Kepa Arrizabalaga was completing a first-loan move to Real Madrid. Bayern Munich had also been interested in him, but he showed a willingness to go back to his native country.
Despite looking for a replacement custodian, Sanchez has chosen to assume the number one jersey left vacant by the departure of his fellow Spaniard and is anticipated to start for Chelsea in 2023–24.
Since his initial arrival in west London in 2018, Kepa had donned the number 1 at Stamford Bridge.
Backup goalkeepers Willy Caballero and Asmir Begovic took it before him. Petr Cech, a club legend, wore the No. 1 jersey for more than ten years, from the time of his arrival in 2004 until his departure in 2015.
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