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Following his goal in the 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday night, Tammy Abraham has now matched Alvaro Morata’s best goal tally at Chelsea.
Morata scored 11 goals in 31 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in his debut season at the club after arriving from Real Madrid. Abraham has now matched Morata’s 11 Premier League goals in just 14 appearances.
Many believed the no.9 shirt was cursed at Chelsea after Fernando Torres and Morata struggled wearing the shirt. Morata even changed his shirt number to no.29.
Abraham is the current recipient of the number 9 jersey at Chelsea, and the young forward is banging in the goals that his predecessors failed to score.
Abraham has vowed to change the perception about the Chelsea number 9 jersey.
He said: “We talked about the play-off final, just me giving him and Jody Morris a bit of stick, but our first proper conversation was him asking if I wanted the number nine shirt.
“He told me to think about it and not to rush the decision but I had already made my mind up on the spot!
“I heard a lot of things about the cursed number nine shirt at Chelsea but I was willing to take that upon myself and change it. It’s a dream come true for me and in the next 15 years I want to create a legacy so I can sit back when I retire and know I made myself proud as Chelsea’s number nine.”