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at Chelsea FC, nobody wants to have the jersey with number 9. According to Thomas Tuchel, a kind of curse is on the otherwise coveted shirt.

Verrückter Chelsea-Fluch: Keiner will die Nummer 9 © provided by Sport1.de crazy Chelsea curse: nobody wants the number 9

imagine that the jersey with number 9 is free - and nobody wants it.

This is exactly what happens at FC Chelsea, as coach Thomas Tuchel revealed before the start of the season at FC Everton ( Sat., 6.30 p.m. in the live ticker ).

"There was no great demand for number 9", said the blues coach. "Sometimes the players want to change the number, but surprisingly nobody wants to have the 9."

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Tuchel on. "Anyone who is longer in the club than me tells me: 'Oh, you know, he had the 9 and did not score a goal, and he had the 9 and did not score.'" (Data: The table The Premier League)

Tuchel: "People tell me that it is cursed"

In fact, at Chelsea on the otherwise popular number of shelves, a kind of curse - a curse that already goes back to the times of Fernando Torres.

The Spanish center forward was on the net for the Londoners between 2011 and 2014, but only hit the net 20 times.

"It is cursed, it is cursed, people tell me it is cursed," said Tuchel. "It is not the case that we leave number 9 open for tactical reasons, for some players who may still come." (News: All current information about the Premier League)

Radamel Falcao, Álvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuaín did it Similar to number 9: They also stayed well below the high expectations.

recently Romelu Lukaku got the dress - and again it didn't want to work. After only one season in which the Belgian attacker only contributed eight goals in 25 Premier League, Lukaku left the blues towards Milan. (Data: Results and Game of the Premier League)

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