Christian Pulisic inherits favourite No.10 from Willian.
The American forward enjoyed a fine start to the Premier League last season registering 10 goals and making 11 assists.
He has been handed his favourite shirt after Willian joined Arsenal which was also worn by Eden Hazard who left for Real Madrid last summer.
Pulisic will be looking forward to repaying the faith shown in him.
“It meant a lot. It’s no secret that it’s been my favourite number. It’s the number I wanted to be,” he told CBS Sports.
“Now that Willian moved on this season, there was an opportunity there. I spoke with the club and everyone felt like I was ready for it, and I felt I was ready, and it’s a number I like.
“So it was a really proud moment for me last weekend to wear it for Chelsea for the first time.
“I understand what it means and how much history it has, how many incredible players have worn it before me, but I see it as my favourite number. I just want to do well.”
He added: “I’ve been No. 10 for the national team for a while, as well.
“It’s not something I’m thinking about too much, especially while I’m playing. Of course I want to perform, but I put pressure on myself for other reasons.