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.

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Villa boss: Atmosphere will be electric

Villa boss Paul Lambert says Villa Park will be "rocking" today as Villa face Chelsea in their last home game of the season.

Former Captain Stiliyan Petrov will do a lap of the pitch with his team mates after the game as he retires from football, following his leukaemia battle.

The manager says the event will be "emotional" for Stiliyan as he bows out of the game but hinted there would be a job for him elsewhere at Villa Park.

Supporters are also expected to stand and clap on the 19th minute to coincide with the skipper's squad number.

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