Chelsea will wear black armbands against Nottingham Forest in honour of the late, great Pele.
Arguably football’s very first household name sadly passed away on Friday following a battle with cancer.
Tributes from all across the globe, not just in sporting circles, poured in after the devasting news came to light.
Pele’s contribution to the profession will never be forgotten, a memory that every Premier League team have honoured across the weekend.
Chelsea to pay respect to Pele with black armband
Chelsea and Forest will be no different in their encounter this afternoon, as they don the black band to remember a man who brought so much colour to the world.
Many will actually remember watching Pele in black white, mainly as the star of several World Cups.
He won the competition three times with Brazil, the only player in history to achieve such an incredible feat.
His first triumph in 1958 marked another significant accolade.
Upon featuring in the final against Sweden, Pele became the youngest player to appear in the World Cup showpiece event, a record that stands today.
Whilst the striker earned most of his iconic status on the international stage, he offered so much at club level as well.
The Brazilian hero reportedly scored an astonishing 643 times during his career with Santos, a tally that was only bettered by Lionel Messi in 2020.
It’s fitting that Messi, one of the few that come close to Pele in terms of legacy or talent, took over the mantel.
Football can only thank Pele for everything he gave, and still gives, to the beautiful game.