For anyone attending Saturday’s Legends of Europe game at Stamford Bridge, there is the chance to visit the first in a new series of special heritage events, on this occasion highlighting the life and career of our much-loved player and manager Gianluca Vialli who was recently taken from us far too soon.

In collaboration with Chelsea Football Club and the Chelsea Museum, the Chelsea Heritage Partnership, a group within the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust which researches, records and shares our history, plans to showcase memorable matches and moments intrinsically linked with the opponents of the day.

We kick off this season’s series with a special event marking Gianluca’s life and celebrating his best Chelsea moments.

Proceeds from the Legends of Europe match against Bayern Munich are in aid of the Chelsea Foundation and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which supports the work of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the hospital which did so much to care for Luca during his illness.

The free pre-match heritage event this Saturday will take place in the Tea Bar at Stamford Bridge where there will be close-up views of some of Vialli’s many prized items from the Chelsea Museum. You can share your memories with museum staff and members of the Chelsea Heritage Partnership, many of whom will be on hand to reminisce with you.

Open to Legends of Europe match ticket holders, the event starts at 5.15pm and runs until 7pm, 15 minutes before kick-off at 7.15pm. You can find the Tea Bar just along the Shed Wall between the ticket office and Frankie’s Bar and Grill.

There will also be a raffle on the day to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, with fantastic prizes that include:

- A shirt signed by all the Chelsea legends taking part in the Legends game

- A signed ball used in the player warm-ups for the Legends game

- A signed match-worn shirt and a warm-up shirt (two separate prizes) from last season’s Chelsea v Crystal Palace game where we paid tribute to Luca

- This season’s home shirt in a size of the winner’s choice

- A signed print gifted by the talented artist Charlie Johnston.

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