Paying respect to Ray

Following the sad news of Ray Wilkins’ passing on Wednesday, we invite supporters to Stamford Bridge to pay their respects to one of our most-loved figures.

We anticipate many fans would like to leave their own tributes to Ray, who represented Chelsea with pride as a player, coach and pundit over a career in the game spanning more than 40 years.

A special area has been set up near to the Britannia Gate entrance to the stadium site, where supporters can leave messages and mementoes. This area will be open daily from 8am-10pm, and from 9am on Sunday, when we host West Ham United in the Premier League.

We will also be opening a book of condolence from Friday morning for those fans wishing to pay their respects, which will also be shared with the Wilkins family.

The book will be located at the back of the Stamford Bridge site in the Museum building, and will be available from 9.30am-5pm on Friday and Saturday, and before Sunday’s match against West Ham from 9.30-3.30pm and afterwards until 8pm. We ask supporters to be patient while queuing, and allow plenty of time before Sunday’s match.

Supporters unable to get to Stamford Bridge who wish to leave their own messages can do so here in an online book of condolence.