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Chelsea Star Romelu Lukaku Got His Dream Shirt Number 9, Revealed Debut Against Arsenal will be Hot #ARSCHE



Romelu Lukaku will wear the number nine shirt for Chelsea this season.

The striker takes the vacant squad number following Tammy Abraham’s departure to Roma yesterday, with Lukaku continuing with the same shirt number that served him so well at Inter Milan last season.

The Belgian took part in his first official training session with his new Chelsea team-mates at Cobham yesterday, after completing a short spell in isolation following the finalisation of his transfer

Yeah, I have the number nine shirt. I’m very happy and very fortunate to be in the situation,” said Lukaku.

“Cesar Azpilicueta’s the captain, he’s been here for many years, he’s a great captain.

“When I was in quarantine he was already messaging me, to help about houses and things like that

Lukaku arrived from Inter Milan on a club record fee and will take the number nine.

Speaking following an open training session at Stamford Bridge, Lukaku confirmed his squad number.

“Can I say it?” he asked the Chelsea media officer.
“Yeah. I got the number nine. I’m very happy and fortunate to be in this situation.” he continued.
Chelsea’s previous number nines include Abraham, Fernando Torres, Radamel Falcao and Gonzalo Higuain.
It has historically been a number that players have struggled with in Stamford Bridge but this has not put Lukaku off taking the iconic number.
The striker wore the number last season at Inter Milan and sports it for his national side, Belgium

What else did Lukaku say?

Speaking on his move, Lukaku said: “The dream is reality now. I have to prove on the pitch now. It’s time to get to work and let my performance do the talking.”

He continued to discuss what is important to him: “I think a lot is about communication. I’m a guy who is very open minded. I always ask my teammates questions. I ask what they want from me. 

“The next couple of weeks is important for me to be open to the mindset. We have a certain type of playing style here. I don’t have to adapt too much as with the national team we play in the same system. I will adapt to find a way to help the team

Chelsea squad numbers 2021/22

1 Kepa Arrizabalaga
2 Antonio Rudiger
3 Marcos Alonso
4 Andreas Christensen
5 Jorginho
6 Thiago Silva
7 N’Golo Kante
8 Mateo Kovacic
9 Romelu Lukaku
10 Christian Pulisic
11 Timo Werner
12 Ruben Loftus-Cheek
13 Marcus Bettinelli
14 Trevoh Chalobah
15 Kurt Zouma
16 Edouard Mendy
19 Mason Mount
20 Callum Hudson-Odoi
21 Ben Chilwell
22 Hakim Ziyech
24 Reece James
27 Tino Anjorin
28 Cesar Azpilicueta
29 Kai Havertz
33 Emerson Palmieri
36 Lucas Bergstrom
44 Ethan Ampadu

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