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MORATA NUMBER SWAP LEAVES CHELSEA WITHOUT A NO. 9

Alvaro Morata Chelsea 2018
The Spain universal striker will wear the No. 29 pullover for the Blues next season, with the choice brought to move down the squad list


Alvaro Morata has left Chelsea without a No. 9, with the Spanish striker selecting to switch his squad number to 29 for the 2018-19 battle.

Having moved to Stamford Bridge in a club-record £70 million ($91.9m) bargain the previous summer, the 25-year-old was offered the opportunity to follow in some celebrated strides.

Morata joyfully gobbled up a pullover more often than not offered to driving frontmen, with the Blues expecting enormous things of a major cash expansion.

Morata will trust offer more to the reason in the up and coming season, in spite of Chelsea's connects to all the more prominent increases and vulnerability encompassing his own future, and will go up against that test free of the weight No. 9 brings.

Clarifying the rationale behind his choice to swap numbers, with his better half Alice having brought forth twins on July 29, the Blues new No. 29 told the club's legitimate site: "It is multi day I will always remember, to welcome my twin children into the world.

"My family is so imperative to me and I need to respect them and my better half, Alice, when I am on the pitch which is the reason I have chosen to take an alternate number for the new season and recall this uncommon day by adding the number 2 to my shirt.

"I am sorry to learn fans who may have purchased a number 9 with my name as of now, yet I trust you comprehend my tribute and that it won't be an issue and we can make you another one with the 29.

"Much obliged to you for your help and I trust this year there will be parts more to celebrate."

Chelsea have pledged to offer free trades to any supporters who have just obtained a Morata shirt with No. 9 on the back, with all returned shirts will be given to the Chelsea Foundation.

Morata, then, will find the opportunity to attempt and open his record in another number when last season's FA Cup victors confront reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield.

That challenge, which will be held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, will furnish the two sides with another chance to tweak their plans for the arrival of focused activity in the English best flight.

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