AMAZING COMMUNITY DAY FOR YOUNG FANS
Cobham hosted three very special guests at training on Friday, as young fans Archie Hadfield, Khy Gillespie and Ryan Kidger met their heroes.
The Community Day was arranged via the Chelsea Foundation, with the young trio and their parents watching the first team train before meeting the players afterwards for pictures and autographs.
Archie (pictured below), a six-year-old who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease this year, was joined by his dad Anthony and met all of his favourite players.
'I loved the day,' said Archie.'The best part was when I got to meet Ashley Cole and he gave me a pair of boots. It was amazing.'
'After the year Archie has had it has been amazing,' said Anthony. 'To see how human and kind the players are is brilliant and it has definitely lifted him up.'
Khy (pictured top), who is recovering from meningitis, was particularly excited to meet Frank Lampard and John Terry with both ensuring they stopped for a chat as well as posing for photos with the seven-year-old.
'The day was amazing, meeting Frank and John Terry was the best,' said Khy, who was joined by mum Zoe.
Zoe added: 'We've had such a great day. David Luiz even gave Khy his training top, which was a lovely gesture and all the players were so kind and friendly towards him.'
There was also a goalkeeping fan among the trio with Ryan (pictured below), who has orthopaedic problems, and dad Steve keeping a special eye out for Chelsea No.1 Petr Cech.
'It was a great day and the best day of my life so far!' said Ryan. 'My highlight was meeting Petr. He's my favourite player and gave me some gloves and signed them. I told him he was my favourite player and he laughed.'