Some Chelsea Fans Are Starting to Believe Their No.9 Shirt is Cursed

Some Chelsea Fans Are Starting to Believe Their No.9 Shirt is Cursed

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata looks set to depart Stamford Bridge this month – meaning he’d be the latest in a long line of talented players who have failed to break the alleged curse on the club’s No.9 jersey.

Morata arrived in the summer of 2017 from Real Madrid in a deal worth around £60 million, and was considered one of the best young forwards in European football at the time.

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Morata had came through the ranks at the Bernabeu, and was also seriously impressive during a loan spell at Juventus, where he played a key role in helping the Turin side reach the 2015 Champions League Final.

However, his time in English football has been nothing short of a disaster, and Atletico Madrid have been strongly linked with making a move to end his time in the Premier League.

Morata actually wears the No.29 shirt but wore the No.9 last season, and he joins the likes of Chris Sutton, Hernan Crespo, Mateja Kezman, Fernando Torres,Radamel Falcao and, of course, Khalid Boulahrouz who have all failed to live up to expectations under the weight of the No.9 curse:

Do you think there’s any chance there actually is a curse, or have they just continually given the number to the wrong players?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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