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What numbers are the new Premier League arrivals wearing this season?

It's that time of the season when new players are flooding into the Premier League. But what numbers are they wearing?

Its that time of the year again when players are rolling into the Premier League building left, right and centre.

We know it gets a bit tricky to keep up with all the comings and goings, especially when it comes to squad numbers.

But have no fear, we’ve got your back.

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Chelsea

Tiemoue Bakayoko has taken the weight of Thierry Henry on his shoulders by wearing the number 14. Let’s hope he can replicate his goal output from the depths of defensive midfield.

Centre-back Antonio Rudiger has gone against defensive numbering conventions by taking the number 2, usually reserved for right-backs.

Will Caballero (yes, we didn’t realise he’d moved either) has taken the number 1. Ballsy from Willy.

Classic fake pen/paper combo

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Classic fake pen/paper combo

Man City

Kyle Walker has stepped into City’s vacant number 2 shirt, last seen on the shoulders of Bacary Sagna.

Bernardo Silva hasn’t helped any commentators out after taking the number 20, one number below David Silva.

Ederson has taken that classic goalkeeper number 31, once worn by City legend Jonathan D’Laryea.

Can you spot a classic City no.31?

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Can you spot a classic City no.31?

Liverpool

Liverpool have a new number 11, in Mohamed Salah, with the numerical merry-go-round meaning Roberto Firmino takes the number 9 shirt.

The last Egyptian number 11 Liverpool had? There wasn’t one. So Salah is already the GOAT.

Dominic Solanake, sorry, FIFA Under-20 World Cup Golden Ball winner Dominic Solanke, has taken the number 29.

The first ever Liverpool Egyptian

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The first ever Liverpool Egyptian

Arsenal

Football purists up and down the country applauded Alexandre Lacazette’s decision to take Arsenal’s number 9 shirt.

Sead Kolasinac is already preparing for Arsenal’s fourth place finish by sticking a plus sign in the middle of his number 31 shirt, a la Ivan Zamorano.

Man United

What is it with centre-backs taking the number 2? Victor Lindelof will be taking up United’s, which presumably still smells of Gary Neville.

Romelu Lukaku is one of the few players United could have signed that’s able to fill out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s old number 9 shirt.

You’re never too big for your shirt (unless you’re Lukaku)

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You’re never too big for your shirt (unless you’re Lukaku)

Everton

Michael Keane takes Everton’s number 4, which we still think is more worthy of a defensive midfielder.

Jordan Pickford is now officially Everton’s number 1, meaning he’s finally able to ditch the number 13 from Sunderland.

Wayne Rooney takes the number 10, while Davy Klaassen takes the number 20.

Sandro Ramirez will have a tough time filling Arouna Kone’s number 9 shirt, as will Cuco Martina, who’s taken up the number 15 shirt once worn by Tom Cleverley.

‘Wait, so you’re worth more than me now?’

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‘Wait, so you’re worth more than me now?’

Bournemouth

Nathan Ake is a hard man to number, given his versatility, so we don’t blame Bournemouth for giving him the number 5.

Jermain Defoe has taken the number 18 he’s favoured throughout his career.

Ryan Allsop, who’s transfer from Blackpool to Bournemouth made waves on the South Coast, takes the number 21. We’d be surprised if it hasn’t sold out already.

Staring down that number 5 shirt

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Staring down that number 5 shirt

West Brom

West Brom, a club who gave Hal Robson-Kanu the number 4, haven’t gone too mental in handing Jay Rodriguez the number 17.

Defender Ahmed Hegazy will look to be West Brom’s John Terry when he takes the number 26.

West Ham

Pablo Zabaleta wasn’t able to take the number 2, so he’s gone for the number 5- the same amount of clean sheets West Ham will keep this season.

Leicester City

Three-time Europa League winner Vincente Iborra takes Leicester’s number 21 shirt.

Harry Maguire takes the number 15, only three million less than Leicester shelled out for his services.

‘Give us the most awkward smile you can, Harry’

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‘Give us the most awkward smile you can, Harry’

Stoke City

Has there ever been a more Stoke signing than Darren Fletcher? No. He’ll take the number 24.

Crystal Palace

Ruben Loftus-Cheek will wear the number 8 shirt as Crystal Palace continue their sensible approach to numbering.

Swansea City

The Premier League is in desperate need of a maverick. Step forward Roque Mesa, aka Swansea’s number 51. That’ll catch on like fidget spinners.

New goalkeeper Erwin Mulder hasn’t been as adventurous, taking Swansea’s 25. Tammy Abraham will wear the number 10, which we fully applaud.

Roque Mesa is already our favourite player

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Roque Mesa is already our favourite player

Burnley

Jack Cork crept into Burnley under the radar, and he’ll wear their number 4 shirt.

Jonathan Walters, another transfer that was bound to happen eventually, will wear the number 19.

Charlie Taylor takes the number 3, a simple transaction given he’s looking to be their first choice left-back next season.

Watford

You can always rely on Watford for some flair numbering.

Tom Cleverley takes the number 8, Nathaniel Chalobah takes the number 14, Kiko Femenia takes the number 21 and Daniel Bachmann takes the number 35.

Quite reserved, by their standards.

Newcastle United

Christian Atsu will be taking the surprisingly popular number 30 at Newcastle, once worn by Nile Ranger, no less.

Wearing the no.30 proudly

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Wearing the no.30 proudly

Brighton

German midfielder Pascal Gross takes Brighton’s number 27.

Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield will be relying on Steve Mounie to score the goals to keep them up, and he’ll be taking the number 24.

Aaron Mooy, arguably the best bald footballer in the Championship since Attilio Lombardo, will wear the number 10.

Tom Ince won’t be following in his father’s footsteps and will instead be wearing the number 22.

Laurent Depoitre has swooped for the number 20, Scott Malone will wear the number 3 and Mathias Jorgensen will wear the number 25.

Elias Kachunga, who’s made his move permanent, will wear the number 9.

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