Petrov leads Villa one last time

Stiliyan Petrov is retiring from football after being treated for leukaemia Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Stiliyan Petrov will lead out Aston Villa on to the Villa Park pitch one last time as they face Chelsea.

The 33-year-old Club captain will be joined by his team-mates for the traditional lap of appreciation at the end of the final home game of the season.

He announced his retirement from football this week after a battle with leukaemia.

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Villa captain retires

Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has announced his retirement from football after a battle with leukaemia. 3,000 fans will today wear masks of Petrov to mark his retirement.