Curse or no curse? Read what Abraham thinks about the number 9 Chelsea jersey

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A lot has been said about the cursed number 9 Chelsea jersey that has brought bad luck to several Chelsea players for many years

Even star names like Fernando Torres and Alvaro Morata also struggled to shine in jersey following their big money move.

Tammy 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.

He has now revealed how Blues boss Frank Lampard asked him about wearing the number 9 jersey and his response was swift that he wanted the jersey.

According to Abraham, he 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.”

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