Chelsea have fewer home grown players in their squad than almost any other side in the Premier League.

The Blues named 22 players in their Premier League first team squad.

Just six of those players (27 per cent) are classed as home grown players - Asmir Begovic, Gary Cahill, Nathan Chalobah, Cesc Fabregas, Victor Moses and John Terry .

That’s a lower total and a smaller percentage of home grown players than any other side in the division. A home grown player is one who, regardless of nationality, has been registered with any club affiliated to the English or Welsh Football Associations for three seasons or 36 months prior to the season of his 21st birthday.

Manchester City have named the fewest number of home grown players with just four.

Watford have the division’s next fewest with five (23% of their squad), Chelsea and Tottenham have six (27% and 30% of their squads respectively) while Liverpool have seven (32%).

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Icon: Chelsea's English defender John Terry shouts to his teammates

By contrast, Bournemouth have the most with 19, which amounts to 86% of their main squad. Burnley have the next most with 18, while Sunderland and Crystal Palace have 14 each.

However, despite the small number of home grown players Chelsea are showing a commitment to developing players in another way.

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The club have registered more academy players with the division than all but one other side.

A massive 64 under-21 and academy players have been named as being available for selection in league matches by Chelsea. Manchester City have registered the most with 67. Chelsea are followed by Everton (61), Liverpool (55) and Arsenal (53).

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