Shed Wall Chelsea Legends Vote: John Hollins added to poll

VOTE: John Hollins To Be The Next Shed Wall Legend

Midfield maestro John Hollins is the next player who graced the royal blue shirts of Chelsea and is named as a candidate to feature among other legends on the Stamford Bridge Shed End Wall.

Yesterday, forward Bobby Tambling was nominated and Hollins is the second player announced ahead of a vote which will open to fans at the weekend.

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In the video above, famous TV commentator and football expert Martin Tyler, who watched Hollins many times during his Chelsea days, explains the qualities of a player who is fifth in our list of all-time appearances.

Hollins played 592 games for Chelsea over two spells. A product of the club's youth system, he made his debut at the age of 17 and was a mainstay of the teams that won the League Cup, FA Cup and Cup Winners' Cup in the space of a few seasons.

He was a superb distributor of the ball, covered vast areas of ground and weighed in with his fair share of goals, 64 in total. Hollins was remarkably consistent and led by example, regularly transforming defence into attack with well-timed tackles, clever positioning and outstanding vision.

His two Chelsea Player of the Year trophies pointed to his popularity among the supporters during one of the most exciting times in Chelsea's history. His longer period as a Blues was between 1963 and 1975 but he returned in the mid-1980s and also served as Chelsea manager.

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