Tony Hateley - RIP
A former servant of Chelsea Football Club passed away yesterday.
After a long illness Tony Hateley passed away aged 72.
Hateley was signed by Tommy Docherty back in October 1966 for a fee of £100,000 from Aston Villa.
At that time the fee paid to Villa was a club record and Hateley was perceived as a replacement for the legend that is Peter Osgood, who was side-lined with a broken leg.
The tall striker played 33 times for Chelsea scoring 9 goals before he was sold to Liverpool for £96,000.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences go to his family and friends.