Chelsea hand iconic squad number to Pato

Chelsea hand iconic squad number to Pato

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It was revealed yesterday that Chelsea have handed their iconic number 11 shirt to new Brazilian signing Alexandre Pato.

Pato, 26, has been signed on loan from Brazilian club Corinthians until the end of the season. And will wear the number 11 shirt, recently vacated by none other then Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

Drogba, who scored over 100 Premier League goals for the Blues, left in the summer for a second time after winning a fourth Premier League title with Chelsea. And will always be remembered by the fans for his Champions League winning penalty.

This will put added pressure on Pato from the start with the Brazilian taking to Instagram yesterday describing it as “my favourite number”. Chelsea will hope the forward can go on to emulate their former number eleven.