Frank Lampard etched his name into the history books as Chelsea's record goalscorer with a match-winning brace against Aston Villa
Two masseurs are due to finish their 400 mile bike ride in aid of player Stilyan Petrov, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia earlier this year.
Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov has celebrated his 33rd birthday today by joining up with team mates at the training ground.
The charity match tomorrow at Celtic Park will feature Gabriel Agbonlayor, John Terry and comedian John Bishop.
Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov is taking time away from his role at the club.
The assistant Under-21 coach is taking time out after finding the job to be "too much too soon", following his recovery from acute leukaemia.
Petrov has been in remission for 12 months and was appointed the position in May.
He said he hopes to return in the future.
A football fan who ran 310 miles in 13 days was greeted with a big surprise as he completed the last leg of his run.
Pete Gough, from Shropshire, ran from Celtic Park in Glasgow to Aston Villa where he was met by former captain, Stiliyan Petrov who'd inspired him to run for a leukaemia charity raising more than £5,000.
Pete Gough from Shropshire has just completed a 310-mile run from Celtic Park in Glasgow to Aston Villa in Birmingham.
He was greeted by former captain Stiliyan Petrov who inspired him to do the run.
He's raised over £5,00 for a leukaemia charity.
A football fan who ran 310 miles in 13 days was greeted with a big surprise as he completed the last leg of his multi-marathon run this afternoon.
Pete Gough, from Shropshire, ran from Celtic Park's ground in Glasgow to Aston Villa where he was greeted by former captain, Stiliyan Petrov who'd inspired him to run for a leukaemia charity.
A long-distance runner who is undertaking a 310-mile marathon for charity is to be met by one of his heroes, former-Aston Villa player Stiliyan Petrov, at the end of it.
Pete Gough, 40, started the run from Celtic Park in Glasgow on 22 July and is hoping to reach Villa Park tomorrow (Saturday).
The run, replicating Petrov's transfer from Celtic to Aston Villa, will raise money for Cure Leukaemia. Petrov, 34, was forced to retire in May this year after being diagnosed with the disease.
Petrov revealed on Twitter earlier this week that he will meet Pete at the finish line tomorrow.
The 22-year-old originally requested a transfer but has since withdrew this request and agreed a new deal to see him stay until 2017.
Benteke netted 19 goals last season as Villa escaped relegation.
Stiliyan Petrov, said: "It's a big boost. The way he performed last season, the way he played, if Villa had lost him, they would probably be in bigger trouble."
"Keeping him is just great. All the fans, the players, the manager, everybody is happy that Christian is staying at the club."
"He has shown unbelievable potential. He is still a young boy and he still has a lot to learn."
"But, if he plays the way he played last season, Villa will finish very, very high this season."
Stiliyan Petrov will take up a new role as assistant development coach, the Club has confirmed.
Aston Villa’s 33-year-old former captain announced his retirement on May 9, 2013 having successfully battled acute leukaemia.
“I’m very excited by this new challenge and I wish to thank the Club and the manager, Paul Lambert, for giving me the opportunity to continue my association with Villa, which I have always regarded as a privilege,” Petrov said.
A company near Leamington Spa has donated 3,000 Stilliyan Petrov masks to Aston Villa fans heading to Wigan this Sunday, in honour of their retiring Captain following his battle with acute leukaemia.
Mask-arade from Southam, have sent the masks free of charge. Masks are also being sold online, with profits being donated to Cure Leukaemia.
Villa fans have dubbed this weekend's fixture 'Stiliyan Petrov Day'.
An Aston Villa Old Stars eleven will play a Bulgarian Legends side in Sofia in a charity match as a tribute to former club captain Stiliyan Petrov.
Petrov retired last week after a battle with acute leukaemia.