New Chelsea signing Morata takes No.9 shirt

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The former Real Madrid striker takes the number previously worn by the likes of Radamel Falcao and Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have confirmed that new signing Alvaro Morata will wear the No.9 shirt for the 2017-18 campaign.

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The Blues completed a £70 million deal for the Real Madrid striker on July 21, with the Spaniard signing a five-year contract.

And the west London club have revealed that Morata will take the No.9, a squad number that had been vacant over the 2016-17 campaign.

The last player to have worn that particular number on their back is Radamel Falcao during what was a disappointing loan spell during the 2015-2016 season.

Fernando Torres has also had the number in years gone by, with Morata having had the No.9 during a previous loan spell with Juventus.

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Morata is set to make his debut for the Blues in Tuesday's pre-season friendly meeting with Bayern Munich at the National Stadium in Singapore.

Despite largely being back-up to Karim Benzema at Madrid, the 24-year-old still managed to score 15 league goals in 26 appearances.

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