Chelsea pay emotional tribute to Gianluca Vialli at home match vs Crystal Palace

Gianluca Vialli died elderly 58 previous this month following a fight with most cancers (Image: Getty)

Chelsea paid an emotional tribute to their late former player and manager Gianluca Vialli prior to Sunday’s clash against Crystal Palace.

Former Chelsea and Italy striker Vialli died aged 58 earlier this month following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Vialli was a club legend at Chelsea – helping the Blues win the FA Cup in 1997 to end their 26-year wait for a major trophy – and also helped them win the League Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

He later became player-manager and manager, again lifting the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup as well as the UEFA Super Cup as he became the second-most successful boss in Chelsea history in terms of trophies won.

‘Before kick-off against Crystal Palace, we will be welcoming players who were either team-mates of Luca or were coached by him at Chelsea onto the pitch,’ Chelsea said in a statement on Sunday morning.

‘There they’re going to sign up for the present Chelsea aspect and the Palace avid gamers in a minute’s applause by means of a tribute.

‘Having warmed up in particular t-shirts, the avid gamers will put on black armbands all through the sport.

‘For any individual who needs to go away a private message or reminiscences, a e book of condolence will probably be to be had between 9.30am and 1.30pm within the Museum construction at the back of the Matthew Harding Stand.

‘If you can not make it to Stamford Bridge, a web-based model of the e book of condolence is open.

‘On Sunday, there will probably be a distinct tribute version of the fit programme, honouring Luca’s legacy with a chain of options celebrating his lifestyles and profession, with a focal point on his achievements on the Bridge.’

Vialli scored 40 objectives in 88 video games for Chelsea as a participant, whilst as a supervisor, he led Chelsea into the Champions League for the primary time within the membership’s historical past.

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