Chelsea tributes at Malmo and Norwich games

Our Premier League home game against Norwich comes the day after the 25th anniversary of Harding’s death in a helicopter crash while travelling back from a League Cup game away at Bolton Wanderers. His fellow passengers Ray Deane, Tony Burridge, John Bauldie and Mick Goss also lost their lives in the tragedy.

Before kick-off against Norwich there will be a minute’s applause in honour of Harding, a Chelsea supporter who became heavily involved with the club and played a significant role in helping to finance the reconstruction at the north end of Stamford Bridge, which was renamed the Matthew Harding Stand following his death.

His financial investment in the club also helped us to sign players but he was lost to us before he could see his beloved Blues win silverware in the form of the FA Cup, later that season of the Bolton game.