The number jersey hasn’t favoured a number of players at Chelsea, and the last number 9 to shine for the club was Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
Chelsea number 9 Alavaro Morata has now revealed his Chelsea teammates warned him not to choose the club’s cursed No.9 shirt when he signed for the club.
The 25-year-old had started his Chelsea career with a bang, scoring eight goals in his first nine matches, but he has now gone six games without a goal since he back from a hamstring injury.
Fernando Torres and Radamel Falcao were the two latest strikers to fall short in the number 9 jersey, but Morata said he wanted the jersey.
Morata told FourFourTwo: “That was one of the first things I was told after turning up here. Even the lads were begging me not to take that shirt because it was cursed, but I wanted it.
“I’ve done a couple of little things to avoid the bad luck that the shirt supposedly brings.
“Can I tell you what I’ve done? No chance. If I did that, the curse will come back!”
Since Hasselbaink, Mateja Kezman, Hernan Crespo, Khalid Boulahrouz, Steve Sidwell, Franco Di Santo, Fernando Torres and Radamel Falcao have all flopped while wearing the number 9 for Chelsea. However, Morata has buried the myth of the number 9 curse.