Bright new kit, famous old song and lifelong supporter – catching up with singer and Chelsea fan Colin Blunstone

‘Later on, the big names that everyone remembers, Didier Drogba, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Butch Wilkins, Gianfranco Zola.

‘Then there are three players I really liked that probably aren’t remembered as well as some of the others. I really liked Ramires on the right side of midfield and as a guy who could play all over the pitch, Michael Essien was very good. And Dan Petrescu, the Romanian right-back, I don’t think he got the acclaim that he should have.

‘Another combination I loved watching was when Damien Duff was on the left wing and Arjen Robben was on the right wing. Magic happened when those two were playing. Great players – there have been so many through the years!’

The Zombies themselves took their place among the greats when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, along with The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead and Roxy Music.

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