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VOTE: The Next Legend On The Shed Wall

A place is available for a Chelsea great to join many others whose careers at the club are celebrated on the Shed Wall at Stamford Bridge. A fans’ vote is now open to decide which former player is chosen from a shortlist of John Hollins, Bobby Tambling, Roy Bentley, Jimmy Greaves and Charlie Cooke…

On its own, the Shed Wall at the southern end of Stamford Bridge is an important piece of Chelsea history.

It is a section of the stadium site which dates all the way back to when the famous football ground was opened back in 1905 and although no longer part of the large standing terrace for supporters it once was, it is nowadays an impressive boundary alongside a busy walking thoroughfare on both matchdays and non-matchdays.

And in recent years the Shed Wall comes with added history! Along its length a collection of all-time greats in the Chelsea story are celebrated, with images, biographies, honours and quotes, and even QR codes which allow you to find out more. Not a day goes past without hundreds of people stopping to look or have their photos taken next to one of their favourites.

Peter Bonetti, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Marcel Desailly, Kerry Dixon, Didier Drogba, Ron Harris, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Branislav Ivanovic, Frank Lampard, Peter Osgood, John Terry, Gianluca Vialli, Ray Wilkins, Dennis Wise and Gianfranco Zola are the names already on there, and the good news is there is room for one more.

But which player should it be? There is certainly more than one candidate. For the answer we are asking Chelsea supporters to choose.

Five greats have been nominated, complete with a video of a famous face explaining what made each player so special. 

Click to see Bobby Tambling nominated by John Hollins

Click to see John Hollins nominated by Martin Tyler

Click to see Roy Bentley nominated by Frank Blunstone

Click to see Jimmy Greaves nominated by John Motson

Click to see Charlie Cooke nominated by Ron Harris
 

Votes can also be cast at Sunday's home game against Wolves, just look for the Bridge Team in their familiar dark blue jackets at the ground before the match. 

The poll closes on Friday 22 March. 

Those already on the wall are:

Peter Bonetti, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Marcel Desailly, Kerry Dixon, Didier Drogba, Ron Harris, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Branislav Ivanovic, Frank Lampard, Peter Osgood, John Terry, Gianluca Vialli, Ray Wilkins, Dennis Wise, Gianfranco Zola.
 

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