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Photo: Gonzalo Higuain reveals squad number at Chelsea

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Gonzalo Higuain, the newest Chelsea addition has picked the No. 9 shirt which is largely regarded has haunted or cursed by the fans of those who have worn it in the past.

Following the completion of his much awaited loan move to Stamford Bridge from AC Milan, the Argentine has been brave in choosing to wear the number nine shirt.

The shirt as been so deemed because a series of players have been underwhelming while wearing the shirt for the Blues in recent times.

Alvaro Morata was the last to willingly swap the shirt for his present number after underperforming in it in his first season.

Fernando Torres was a great hit at Liverpool but his January move to Chelsea for £50 million was quite unmemorable as he failed to leave up to the price tag.

The likes of Mateja Kezman, Hernan Crespo and Steve Sidwell have also failed to impress wearing the number.

Gonzalo Higuain poses with Chelsea shirt. Photo credit: GettyImages

So it was a surprise to see that after all the superstition attached to the shirt, the former highest goal scorer in Italy has made the shirt his own.

The London club has suffered in front of goal with Alvaro Morata and Oliver Giroud leading the lines. There performance has been so underwhelming that Eden Hazard has been deployed as a number 9 recently.

Hopefully, Higuain will do well with the Blues regardless of the number on his shirt. It is an opportunity to show the world that a man maketh a number and not the other way around.

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