Mike Harrison, former Chelsea winger, dies at the age of 78

Mike Harrison, former Chelsea winger, dies at the age of 78

- Mike Harrison who was former Chelsea winger is dead according to the Premier League side

- Chelsea announced the demise of the 78-year-old former winger on their official website

- Harrison was among the Chelsea players that played against Wolves in the 1958 FA Youth Cup final

Chelsea have announced the death of their former winger Mike Harrison who passed away at the age of of 78 according to the Premier League giants.

Mike Harrison made his debut for the Stamford Bridge club at the age of 16 in an away game against Blackpool in 1957.

And in 1958, the deceased scored a brace in the first leg for Chelsea in their FA Youth Cup defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers in which the Blues lost 7-6 on aggregate.

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Harrison made 19 appearances during the 1958/59 season and scored the first of his nine Chelsea goals in a 2-1 win away at Newcastle.

But it was in the 1962 League season that Mike Harrison got his best campaign for Chelsea as he scored three goals in 22 games including the winner against Sheffield Wednesday.

Unfortunately, Chelsea ended the season disappointed as they were relegated into the Old Second Division.

And after the relegation of Chelsea to the lower division, Mike Harrison left for a move to Blackburn Rovers.

He also went on to play for Plymouth Argyle, Luton Town and Dover before he hanged up his football boots.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Chelsea will continue their FA Cup title defense in the fifth round when they battle Manchester United at the Stamford Bridge next month.

The Blues cruised to a convincing 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday with goals from Willian and Callum Hudson-Odo sealing the win for Maurizio Sarri's men.

This fixture is the toughest of the round as Premier League champions Manchester City will face the winner of Middlesbrough or Newport County in the next round.

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