Chelsea cancels 'inappropriate' Premier League victory parade after Manchester bombing

Lynette Rowe
May 25, 2017

Welbeck missed the FA Cup final in 2015 through injury as Arsenal won the competition for the second time in as many years but the England worldwide is looking ahead to Saturday's showdown against the newly crowned Premier League champions.

"Everyone associated with Chelsea Football Club offers our heartfelt condolences to those affected by Monday's terror attack in Manchester", the club said in a statement.

Nevertheless, Conte said: 'If you ask me who is the favourite now, I can say it is Arsenal.

Among those killed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi at the end of Ariana Grande's pop concert was a girl aged just eight.

Chelsea have cancelled a planned victory parade in London on Sunday (May 28) in light of Monday's bomb attack in Manchester.

The club also says it will not hold a victory parade should it win the FA Cup, given the Government's escalation of the national security threat to "critical".

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It added: "Having consulted with the Metropolitan Police, Hammersmith & Fulham Council and other authorities, we know the emergency services would have been as professional as ever. We are sure our fans will understand this decision", Chelsea said.

The Mets took a moment of silence before their game with San Diego Padres, as did the Yankees, who also played British national anthem "God Save the Queen" before their game with Kansas City Royals.

The Belgian was not the only one who seemed to be enjoying himself with Terry, whose planned substitution and subsequent guard of honour on Sunday has been heavily scrutinised, playing the joker ahead of his final game as a Chelsea player.

'They played once a week for most of the season but over Christmas they did look exhausted, so I think they need another wing-back, centre-back and forward for next season'.

Moses is aiming for the double this season as he is expected to be in action for Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday, May 27.

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