CHELSEA LEGEND FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE IN HOSPITAL AFTER SUFFERING HEART ATTACK 

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Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London on Friday night after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to Daily Mail.

The former Chelsea midfielder, is understood to have fallen and hit his head after his heart stopped.

Wilkins was also an assistant boss at Chelsea for three spells, and took over as caretaker manager when Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked in February 2009.

He went on to work with Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge and remained as assistant manager when Carlo Ancelotti took over in 2009. Wilkins left Chelsea in November 2010.

Ray’s son Ross Wilkins said on Friday night: “I hope everyone can respect the family’s wishes over privacy at this very difficult time for us. It’s touch and go whether my father will get through this.”

Wilkins’ wife Jackie told the Daily Mirror: “He’s in hospital, he’s had a cardiac arrest and is in intensive care.

“He is not in a good state at all, I’m afraid. He’s critically ill.

“The cardiac arrest led to a fall which has meant he’s had to be put in an induced coma. It’s very, very bad. It’s a very difficult time for the family. He’s going to have a further scan on Tuesday.

“We hope to have an update then. It’s been a very difficult time for us.”

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