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Day that makes a difference

Our latest Community Day took place less than 24 hours after Antonio Conte’s side beat West Brom 4-0, with a group of Chelsea fans meeting their heroes.

Arranged via the Chelsea Foundation, the group of young supporters were invited to see the squad put through their paces at Cobham on Sunday morning.

The fans and their families watched the players train before meeting them for pictures and autographs, with Eden Hazard, who netted twice in the win at the Hawthorns, among the players the fans were most excited to meet.

William French, 20 (pictured below), who has Niemann-Pick, was joined by his mum and sister, Sue and Rebecca.

She said: ‘William is a life-long Chelsea fan and we wanted to give him an experience which he can enjoy and an experience that we can share with him as we don’t get many chances to do that.

‘Today has been amazing and it has been the best place to come. William was watching throughout, he doesn’t speak but you can tell by his eyes that he was following it all.

‘Days like this make a huge difference to you. William obviously can’t have the opportunity to play the game and so to come and watch the players train is great, we really appreciate it. It truly has been amazing.’

Also in attendance, and guests of the Chelsea Foundation, were Aiden Solace, Brandon Kennedy and Heath McCarthy.

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 seriously or terminally ill supporters and their carers, giving them a well-deserved boost in what is obviously a difficult time for them and their families.