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Ronaldo Declares War On Lukaku As He Sets To Break The Jinx In Chelsea’s Number 9 Jersey

Cristiano Ronaldo has already declared war on Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku who joined Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.

Interestingly both of them played in the same league last season, Ronaldo played for Juventus, while Lukaku played for Inter.

Now the war has started between the duo as to who will take the golden boot this season.

Meanwhile, Lukaku is trying hard to beak the jinx associated with the number 9 jersey at Chelsea.

They both scored two goals each on Saturday but Lukaku has gotten three goals now while Ronaldo is still on two goals.

Quite alot of expectations have already been m placed on the shoulders of Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea following his big money transfer to Chelsea earlier last month.

The hype around the Belgian forward also got extra attention when it was confirmed that he would wear the no 9 Jersey for the London club.

However, while there is a lot of optimism around the 28-year-old following a bright start to life the season, it is a fact that things could still easily go sour for the forward might still succumb to the curse that allegedly comes with the no 9 Jersey at Chelsea given how badly Lukaku’s predecessors have performed.

With that having been said, lets take a look at the records of the players who have previously worn the no 9 Jersey at Chelsea.

Mateja Kezman (2004 – 2005)

Transferred from: PSV EINDHOVEN

Transfer fee: £5 million

Records as No 9: 7 goals in 41 games

Hernan Crespo (2005 – 2006)

Transferred from: Inter Milan

Transfer fee: £16 million

Record as No 9: 13 goals in 42 games

Khalid Boulahrouz (2006-2007)

Transferred from: Hamburger SV

Transfer fee: £7 million

Record as No 9: 0 goals in 20 games

Steve Sidwell (2007-2008)

Transferred from: Reading

Transfer fee: free

Record as No 9: 1 goal in 25 games

Franco Di Santo (2008 – 2010)

Transferred from: Audax Italiano

Transfer fee: £3 million

Record as No 9: 0 goals in 16 games

Fernando Torres (2010-2015)

Transferred from: Liverpool

Transfer fee: £50 million

Record as No 9: 45 goals in 172 games

Radamel Falcao (2015 – 2016)

Transferred from: AS Monaco

Transfer fee: Loan (undisclosed)

Record as No 9: 1 goal in 12 games

Alvaro Morata (2017 – 2018)

Transferred from: Real Madrid

Transfer fee: £60 million

Record as No 9: 15 goals in 48 games

Gonzalo Higuain (six months)

Transferred from: Juventus

Transfer fee: loan (undisclosed)

Record as No 9: 5 goals in 19 games

Tammy Abraham (2019 – 2021)

Transferred from: Academy

Record as No 9: 30 goals in 79 games

From the above statistics one can deduce that players who have previously worn the no 9 Jersey at Chelsea have performed poorly which means Lukaku would have to up his game if he is to meet expectations wearing the No 9 Jersey at the Stamford bridge staduim.

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