THE REGULATIONS IN SQUAD REGISTRATION

Under Premier League regulations:
The squad can be up to 25 players of whom a maximum of 17 may not be home-grown players. A reduced squad can be submitted if a club does not have eight falling into the home-grown category.
A home-grown player is one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Welsh Football Association for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).
In addition to the 25-man named squad, clubs can use an unlimited number of players aged 21 or under.
These rules cover league games only.
For the Champions League:
No club may have more than 25 players on List A during the season. Eight places on List A are reserved for ‘locally trained players’.
A ‘locally trained player’ is either a ‘club-trained player’ or an ‘association-trained player’ and no club may have more than four ‘association-trained players’ listed among the eight.
A ‘club-trained player’ is a player who, between the age of 15 and 21, and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been registered with his current club for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or of 36 months.
In the case of Chelsea, an ‘association-trained player’ is a player who, between the age of 15 and 21 and irrespective of his nationality and age, has been registered with another club affiliated to the FA for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or of 36 months.
These regulations mean Chelsea’s A List will contain 22 players for this season’s group stage. An unlimited number of players can registered on List B provided the list is submitted by the day before the match in question.
Following the submission of these lists, for all matches from the start of the round of 16, a club may register a maximum of three new eligible players. Such registration must be completed by 3 February 2014. One of three who has been fielded in a UEFA club competition group stage match for another club in the current season may exceptionally be registered, provided that the player has not been fielded in the same competition for another club; or for another club that is currently in the same competition.
If the registration of such new players causes the number of players on List A to exceed 25, the club must remove the necessary number of currently registered players to reduce the squad to 25 players again. The quota of the ‘locally trained players’ must be respected when registering new players.

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