Special memories made at Community Day

The latest Community Day took place at Cobham yesterday with a group of Chelsea fans meeting their heroes.

Arranged via the Chelsea Foundation, the group of supporters were invited to see the first-team squad put through their paces on Tuesday morning.

The fans watched the players train before meeting them afterwards for pictures and autographs, with Eden Hazard and David Luiz among the players they were most excited to meet.

Toby, 21, who was joined by his friend Adam, spoke of his delight at getting the opportunity to watch his beloved Blues train at such close quarters, and his visit was made extra special when David Luiz handed him his training top.

‘It’s been a great experience meeting all the players – and it’s been really interesting watching them train,’ he said.

‘It was quite surreal meeting Eden Hazard, I was just lost for words! It’s not every day you get to meet your heroes and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.

‘I feel very privileged, you don’t get to do these things every day and I’m very grateful to the Chelsea Foundation.’

Also in attendance, as a guest of the Chelsea Foundation, was Keith Chapman, who was hurt in the Westminster terror attack last year.

He was joined by his wife Linda and the policeman who helped him during the attack, Joe.

Keith said: I’ve really enjoyed the day and it’s all thanks to Joe that we are here.

‘Joe was the policeman on duty when I was involved on Westminster Bridge in the terror attack, he was the one that looked after me all the time I was lying on the bridge and he also stayed at the hospital with me.

‘We’ve kept in touch since that day and Joe sorted this special day out for me.

‘I’ve been a Chelsea supporter for 58 years, I was a season ticket holder for nine years and so today has been absolutely brilliant.’

Our Community Day happens regularly over the course of the season with the Chelsea Foundation linking up with a range of charities and individuals to arrange visits for worthy supporters and their carers.