Will Romelu Lukaku break the Chelsea number 9 curse?
The Chelsea number 9 curse? Chelsea is a team that has always looked to cash in on top players whenever they can, however, it is no hidden secret that most of their big money spending on attackers in recent times has not paid off. Alley Sports brings you all the details and analysis on the Chelsea number 9 curse and whether or not their recent record signing Romelu Lukaku can break this curse.
Chelsea number 9 curse : Over the years
Over the years, we have seen Chelsea time and again spend big on the top attacking talents in the market with the likes of Fernando Torres as well as Alvaro Morata to name a few, who were both Chelsea’s club record signings at that point of time.
However a majority of the strikers the London club has brought into its ranks have not worked out as planned and has been deemed by many pundits as well as fans as “flop” transfers and thus the “Chelsea number 9 curse” tag came into being. Even the most recent signing of Timo Werner, although he does not wear a number 9 jersey, can be said after his first season that he does add to the list of strikers when it comes to output in front of goal.
Chelsea number 9 curse : The Return of Romelu Lukaku
Chelsea nonetheless have gone out once again and spent a club record of approximately £97.5m, which approximately comes to about $135m on ex Chelsea man, Romelu Lukaku. A season after winning the Champions League, this is certainly a statement signing as the Blues this season look forward to challenging for more trophies, including the Premier League.
Lukaku last season scored 24 goals in the league helping Inter lift the Serie A trophy and has been very consistent for the past few season for both club and country. He has all the physical traits required to succeed in the Premier League and should he find his scoring boots under Thomas Tuchel, he is very much capable to put an end to Chelsea’s number 9 curse once and for all.
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