Chelsea staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — April 4, 2018
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
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joined Chelsea as a 13-year-old and made 214 appearances for the club. Has worked with the U16s, as first team coach, caretaker manager and most recently as loans technical coach.
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.
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
Nationality: South African
Has held this position since July 2009. Previously worked in private practice in his native South Africa.
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.
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.
Arrived at Chelsea from Fulham. Previously worked with Australia men's football side and Olympic team at Sydney 2000.
With Chelsea since 2004. Worked with England at 2010 World Cup.
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
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.
Has been in post since August 2016, having join Chelsea as an intern in 2011.
ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST
Background in coaching. Has been with Chelsea since 2015.