Chelsea will pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the Paris terror attacks by featuring the Tricolore on their programme cover for this weekend’s fixture against Norwich City.
The cover will also include a tribute from defender Kurt Zouma, one of two French players in the club’s first team squad, alongside forward Loic Remy.
The French flag will also be incorporated into the black armbands worn by Jose Mourinho’s side and it will be displayed by fans in the Matthew Harding stand as the two teams walk out on to the pitch.
The gestures follow the news that ‘La Marseillaise’, the French national anthem, will be played every Premier League ground this weekend as an act of remembrance across the division.
Chelsea also confirmed that they will be increasing security controls inside and outside Stamford Bridge and supporters have been advised not to bring bags if possible, as staff will be undertaking enhanced searches.
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