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Former Chelsea star Roy Bentley dies

Former Chelsea star Roy Bentley dies

- Former Chelsea star Roy Bentley who captained the Blues to win their first even title is dead

- The Premier League club confirmed the demise of their ex skipper on their official Twitter page

- Bentley netted 150 goals in 367 games for Chelsea

Premier League campaigners Chelsea have been hit with a severe blow on Friday evening, April 20, following the death of their former star player Roy Bentley.

Roy Bentley was the one that skippered the Blues to their first ever top-flight title in 1955 and died at the age of 93.

The deceased who also played for Fulham and QPR during his active playing time top-scored at Stamford Bridge seven years in a row.

Chelsea have however confirmed the demise of their ex powerful goal-poacher who netted 150 times in 367 games for the Blues.

Bentley joined home-town club Bristol City in 1939, scoring on his debut aged 15, but his career really took off once he switched to Newcastle in 1946.

Then he became a household name after moving to Chelsea for £11,000 two years later.

Bentley initially struggled at the Bridge as the replacement for all-time great Tommy Lawton, who hit 22 goals in 23 games for England.

He bagged only three goals in his first 15 matches albeit on the right wing for the Blues.

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But today, the only players above him are also icons of Chelsea's history Frank Lampard (211 goals), Bobby Tambling (202), Kerry Dixon (193) and Didier Drogba (164).

Meanwhile, the demise of Roy Bentley came 16 days after Chelsea lost another former star Ray Wilkins who died in a London hospital.

Ray Wilkins was reported to have been rushed to an hospital in London after suffering a cardiac arrest and was placed in an induced coma.

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