This afternoon’s game at Swansea City will kick off at 4.07pm as a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989.

All Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place this weekend are commencing seven minutes later than originally scheduled to allow for a minute’s silence.

The match at which the disaster took place, the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3.06pm. Ninety-six football fans lost their lives.

Everybody at Chelsea Football Club would like to send our sympathies to all those who lost family and friends that day.

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