Chelsea to hold minute's applause at next home game for Sean Lock after comedian and season ticket holder died aged 58

CHELSEA will remember comedian and season ticket holder Sean Lock with a minute's applause at their next home game after he died aged 58.

The stand-up star, whose fame spread via TV shows QI and 8 Out of 10 Cats, passed away from cancer last Wednesday.`

The Blues have agreed to commemorate his death before their Premier League match with Aston Villa on September 11.

Fellow British comic Omid Djalili had tweeted to ask Chelsea if a tribute was possible.

He posted: "Sean was a season ticket holder and followed the blues home and away.

"He died aged 58. Shall we honour him at the next home game with a minute's applause as a celebratory tribute at the 58 minute mark?"

And after the Blues agreed, Djalili put up a message welcoming the tribute.

The former Have I Got News guest presenter added: "I shall not be sitting. Comedians do like a standing ovation.

"And hopefully @RomeluLukaku9 will score in the 59th. "

New £97.5million striker Lukaku is hoping to make his second Chelsea debut on Sunday afternoon at Arsenal.

But after the joy of beating Crystal Palace 3-0 last Saturday in their Premier League opener, the Blues were in sombre mood death after Lock's death.

They posted: Last week they posted on social media: "Everyone at Chelsea FC is saddened to learn of the passing of Sean Lock.

"Sean was a much-loved comedian, fan of the Blues and a regular at Stamford Bridge.

"We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends."

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