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Chelsea paid tribute to Spurs U23 coach Ugo Ehiogu, who died this morning after suffering a cardiac arrest while working at Tottenham training ground in Enfield yesterday.

The official statement read:

Chelsea Football Club sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ugo Ehiogu, and our opponents tomorrow Tottenham Hotspur following the passing of their Under-23s coach this morning. 

The FA have confirmed both teams will wear black armbands at Wembley and there will be a minute’s applause prior to kick-off. 

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John Terry and Chelsea paid tribute to former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti, who reached the incredible achievement of 1000 games as a manager last weekend.

The Italian coach led Chelsea to a fantastic double in 2009/2010 but was sacked by Abramovich the following season for not fulfilling expectations in Champions League.

Ancelotti shared the video Terry and Chelsea sent him as a tribute on his Twitter account, where the Blues captain said:

“Hi Carlo, congratulations on reaching 1000 games. Unbelievable achievement and I am very proud that I was part of your history, your success here at Chelsea and part of the 1000 games. Good luck for the future, mate.”

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Chelsea captain John Terry wrote a touching note on today’s match program in honour of his former team-mate Frank Lampard.

The Blues legend, that is good friend with Terry, was back at Stamford Bridge as a special guest and the club and the fans paid him tribute when he completed a lap of honour at half-time:

“Lamps is back at the Bridge today and will be on the pitch at halftime.

“For me he is the best to ever play for this club and getting to see first-hand the work he put in day in, day out, at the training ground and in games, was an absolute pleasure.

“I wish you all the best for your next steps in life and football.

“A proper Chelsea legend. Love ya, Lamps.”

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Chelsea captain John Terry expressed his support to former Blues boss Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked by Leicester City yesterday, only ten months after winning a shocking Premier League title with the same club.

The Blues skipper wrote on his Instagram account:

Absolutely gutted for Claudio. A great Man, Manager and Friend

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Today, Saturday 22 October 2016, marks 20 years since the death of Matthew Harding and Chelsea will remember him with a series of tributes before the game against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

Harding was travelling back from Chelsea away game at Bolton in the League Cup when his helicopter crashed, killing him as well as fellow passengers Ray Deane, Tony Burridge and John Bauldie, and pilot Mick Goss.

A lifelong Blues fan, Harding joined the board in 1994 investing £ 26.5 in the club, playing in this way significant role to finance the reconstruction of the North Stand at Stamford Bridge, which was renamed the Matthew Harding Stand after his death at the age of just 42.

His family, as the ones of the other people that died with him, still hold season tickets at Chelsea stadium and tomorrow they will be honoured along with other families’ members invited over by the club before the kick off.

Chelsea, anyway, will remember Matthew Harding also dedicating the match program to him, but this is not the only thing to pay him tribute in this special weekend: general admission tickets also mark the anniversary, while a new banner will be displayed in the MHL stand for him before the match.


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Chelsea stars Diego Costa and Eden Hazard wanted to pay tribute to teammate Willian after both scoring against Leicester today.

Willian is not playing this game as he returned to Brazil following the death of his mother earlier this week.

Both Costa and Hazard formed ‘W’ gesture with their fingers to show off their backing towards the Blues winger.

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Premier League champion Claudio Ranieri described as “an amazing moment” the instant he walked out on the pitch at Stamford Bridge today, receiving the tribute of Chelsea and Leicester fans for his incredible achievement with the Foxes.

Ranieri was presented a gift from the club by Carlo Cudicini and described that moment like this in the post-match press conference:

“The emotion was at the maximum because it was a fantastic welcome back from everybody, from the owner Roman Abramovich– he was very warm. and then when I went out (on to the pitch), all our fans and the Chelsea fans. It was an amazing moment.”


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