The number 9 jersey at Chelsea is somewhat cursed. Very few have managed to shine with the number on their back.
Do you remember Alvaro Morata? The Spaniard donned the number 9 jersey in his first season but dropped it for number 29.
Well, he gave an explanation, that it was a way to mark the birth of his twins, weird, right? We all know he had struggled.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is perhaps the most successful player to wear the jersey in recent history at the club, and that was back in the early 2000s, between 2000 and 2004.
All hope is not lost though as Tammy Abraham, the current owner of the number, has started Premier League life with a bang, and seems ready to exorcise the curse on the shirt.
So, how have the players performed in the jersey over the years?
🇳🇱 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - 2000-04
🇪🇸 Fernando Torres - 2011-2014
🇦🇷 Hernan Crespo - 2005-2006
🇪🇸 Alvaro Morata - 2017-19
🇷🇸 Mateja Kezman - 2000-2005
🇦🇷 Gonzalo Higuain - 2019
🇨🇴 Radamel Falcao - 2015-2016
🏴 Steve Sidwell - 2007-2008
🇦🇷 Franco Di Santo - 2008-2009
🇳🇱 Khalid Boulahrouz - 2006-2007