Alvaro Morata will probably wear shirt number 9, that is a cursed number at Chelsea.
Number 9 has been vacant since Radamel Falcao left the club last summer, having failed to meet expectations at Stamford Bridge while on loan from AS Monaco.
This shirt has been cursed for the last 15 years, since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wore it with distinction between 2000 and 2004.
Since then Mateja Kezman, Hernan Crespo, Khalid Boulahrouz, Steve Sidwell, Franco Di Santo and Fernando Torres have all struggled under its weight.
Morata is wearing number 7 with Spain, but N’Golo Kante currently has that in possession at Chelsea.
Number 21, the one Morata had at Real Madrid, could be available since Nemanja Matic is set to leave this summer ( he didn’t even travel to Asia for the pre-season tour) but also the choice of shirt number 9 makes sense.