Former Chelsea winger Paul Canoville falls critically ill and in intensive care

Former Chelsea winger Paul Canoville falls critically ill and in intensive care

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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- Former Chelsea winger Paul Canoville is currently receiving treatment in hospital

- The Blues have offered their support for the 58-year-old wishing him quick recovery

- Chelsea are currently not doing well this season in the Premier League

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Chelsea legend Paul Canoville who won the second division title with the Blues in 1983/84 season is reported to be in critical condition in the hospital after emergency surgery.

Paul Canoville who was a winger during his active playing time in the Premier League is said to have suffered some complications after the surgery in the hospital.

Between the year 1981 and 1986, the Englishman played 79 games for the Stamford Bridge landlords and able to score 11 goals before he left.

According to the report on UK Sun, Canoville's foundation announced that their boss needs the prayers of every football fans.

"We are sad to advise that our founder, Paul Canoville, is critically ill in hospital after complications set in following emergency surgery.
"We know how loved Paul is, and will post updates as we get them, but ask that his family's wish for privacy is respected and they are not contacted by the media.
"The PFA are in contact with Paul's family and being very supportive. Please keep Paul in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you."

Meanwhile, Chelsea are currently occupying seventh position on the Premier League table with 33 points after 21 games played so far this term.

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Former Chelsea winger Paul Canoville. Photo by Bob Thomas Sports Photography
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Earlier, had reported how reports have it that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich never spoke with Frank Lampard during his 18-month spell as manager of the club.

Lampard was appointed manager of the club in the summer of 2019 but poor run of results saw him face the axe at the Stamford Bridge outfit.

He became the 14th manager to be fired since the Russian billionaire acquired the club, but among the cheapest as he was paid just £2million in compensation.

Instead all communication came via his right hand woman Granovskaia, who effectively runs the club for Abramovich.

And new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has stated that it is almost impossible for the Blues to win the Premier League title this season, adding that a top-four finish might also be beyond them.

He was appointed the west Londoners' new boss on Tuesday, January 26, replacing Frank Lampard who was sacked earlier on Monday.

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