FORMER CHELSEA CAPTAIN DIES AGED 93

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Former Chelsea captain Roy Bentley has died, aged 93.

Bentley was the captain of Chelsea’s 1955 title winning team and the striker spent eight years with the Blues having joined from Huddersfield for £11,000.

Bentley scored 150 goals in 367 appearances and he is Chelsea’s joint-fifth highest goalscorer in history behind Frank Lampard, Bobby Tambling, Kerry Dixon and Didier Drogba.

“Chelsea Football Club is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Roy Bentley, our first trophy-winning captain and star of our 1955 League Championship team,” Chelsea FC said in a statement.

“All at Chelsea send our condolences to his family and friends.

“A Chelsea legend in the truest sense of the word, his importance in the club’s story never has, and never will be, forgotten.”

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