Chelsea’s number 9 jersey looks like it’s cursed because top players always flop wearing the number at the back.
Didier Drogba and Diego Costa the two strikers who succeeded at the club in recent years avoided the number 9 jersey during their stints in the club.
Romelu Lukaku is the recent player to fall victim to the number 9 jersey curse, he resigned from Inter Milan for a club-record fee of £105 Million but he managed to score just 15 goals in all competitions last season and was a bench warmer for most of the matches.
Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of signing for Inter Milan on loan till the end of the 2022/2023 season and concerns has been raised over the club’s number 9 jersey.
Herman Crespo, Alvaro Morata, Rademel Falcao, Tammy Abraham, Gonzalo Higuain, Fernando Torres, and Franco Di Santo are some of the big names that have failed I’m Chelsea’s number 9 jersey since the start of 2000.
None of these strikers managed to score over 50 goals In all appearances for the club.
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