Chelsea staff profiles

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FOOTBALL EXECUTIVES

DIRECTOR

Marina Granovskaia

Nationality: Russian

The Russian has worked for owner Roman Abramovich since 1997, when she started at his former oil company, Sibneft. With Chelsea since Abramovich bought the club in 2003. On the board since June 2013 and now the dominant force on the football side of the business.

TECHNICAL AND PERFORMANCE ADVISOR

Petr Cech

Nationality: Czech

Won 13 trophies during 11 years as a Chelsea player. Retired after four years at Arsenal and returned to Stamford Bridge totake up this new role in June 2019. Will advise on "all football and performance matters".

COACHING

MANAGER

Frank Lampard

Nationality: English

Chelsea's record goalscorer (with 147) and one of their greatest players in the history of the club. Took Derby to the Championship play-off final in his first season in management in 2018/19. Agreed a three-year contract with the Blues in July 2019.

ASSISTANT

Jody Morris

Nationality: English

Came through the youth ranks at Chelsea and made 124 league appearances for the club. Then moved into coaching and led Chelsea's U18s to Youth Cup glory in 2018. Went with Lampard to Derby and now back at Stamford Bridge as his assistant.

ASSISTANT

Chris Jones

Nationality: English

Back at Stamford Bridge, where he spent 12 years as fitness coach from 2006 to 2018. Lampard took him to Derby as Head of Performance and has now brought him back to Chelsea.

ASSISTANT

Joe Edwards

Nationality: English

Youth player at the club who has progressed through the ranks to become a first-team coach. Worked with the U18s, was loan technical coach and most recently Professional Development Phase coach.

FIRST-TEAM COACH

Anthony Barry

Nationality: English

Joined from Wigan in August 2020, having been with the Latics for three years. Already knew Lampard from their Pro Licence course with the English FA.

ASSISTANT

Carlo Cudicini

Nationality: Italian

Chelsea' first-choice keeper until arrival of Petr Cech in 2004/5. Appointed assistant when Conte arrived last July. His first-hand knowledge of the club helped the Italian to integrate.

GOALKEEPER COACH

Henrique Hilario

Nationality: Portuguese

Made 39 appearances as a player between 2006 and 2014. Returned in 2016 as assistant goalkeeping coach under Antonio Conte.

PERFORMANCE & MEDICAL

HEAD OF SPORTS SCIENCE & PSYCHOLOGY

Tim Harkness

Nationality: South African

Has held this position since July 2009. Previously worked in private practice in his native South Africa.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Paco Biosca

Nationality: Spanish

Joined Chelsea in July 2011 from Shakhtar Donetsk. Prior to this the Catalan worked as a specialist doctor in orthopaedic surgery at Arnau Vilanova Hospital in Lleida, Spain.

FITNESS COACH

Will Tullett

Nationality: English

Joined the first team as a fitness coach at the start of 2019/20, having previously been a movement specialist with the youth and senior teams for eight years.

FITNESS COACH

Paolo Bertelli

Nationality: Italian

Another who worked with Conte for Juve and the Italian national team. At the heart of a tunnel row between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in April.

HEAD PHYSIO

Jason Palmer

Nationality: Australian

Arrived at Chelsea from Fulham. Previously worked with Australia men's football side and Olympic team at Sydney 2000.

SPORTS THERAPIST

Stu Sullivan

Nationality: English

With Chelsea since 2004. Worked with England at 2010 World Cup.

PHYSIO

Jon Fearn

Nationality: English

Hit the headlines when he and club doctor Eva Carneiro were branded 'naive' by Jose Mourinho for running on to treat Eden Hazard in August 2015. With Chelsea since 2010.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Adam Burrows

Nationality: English

Hired from Derby in September 2019, having worked with Lampard at Pride Park in 2018/19. Had been with the Rams since 2011, when he joined as an intern.

DATA AND ANALYSIS

HEAD OF RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Ben Smith

Nationality: English

His background is as an analyst (with Fulham and England) and he joined Chelsea in January 2007. His role involves "technology, data, and systems, with an addition of strategic projects, research and innovation."

PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Paul Quilter

Nationality: English

Has been in post since August 2016, having join Chelsea as an intern in 2011.

ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Tom King

Nationality: English

Background in coaching. Has been with Chelsea since 2015.

DATA SCIENTIST

Chris Searle

Nationality: English

Joined the club in July 2016. Mainly deals with data from the sports science department.

DATA SCIENTIST

Federico Bettuzzi

Nationality: Italian

Previously worked in retail analytics for RI in Richmond, Surrey. Joined Chelsea in June 2019.

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