Ex-Real Madrid striker changes his shirt number due to an extraordinary reason
- Morata, former Real Madrid player, will now wear a no. 29 shirt at Chelsea to celebrate the birth of his twin sons
The no.9 Chelsea jersey is said to be 'cursed'. The list of Blues who wore it and suffered miserable goes on and on: Mateja Kezman, Hernan Crespo, Khalid Boulahrouz, Steve Sidwell, Fernando Torres and even Radamel Falcao during his ill-fated loan spell at Chelsea.
And Morata, ex-Real Madrid, who didn't have much luck wearing the shirt during his maiden Chelsea season, has switched to a no.29 jersey to celebrate the birth of his twin sons.
The Spaniard said: "It is a day I will never forget, to welcome my twin sons into the world. My family is so important to me and I want to honour them and my wife, Alice, when I am on the pitch which is why I have decided to take a different number for the new season and remember this special day by adding the number 2 to my shirt.
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