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 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.
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.
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.
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.
HEAD OF RESEARCH & INNOVATION
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."
HEAD OF FIRST-TEAM ANALYSIS
With the club since 2005, having previously worked for Prozone.
LEAD RECRUITMENT & DATA ANALYST
Joined as a performance data analyst in July 2018 from AFL side Collingwood. Promoted to current role a year later.
Joined Chelsea in December 2007 from Wolves. Has also worked for Aston Villa.
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.
Previously worked in retail analytics for RI in Richmond, Surrey. Joined Chelsea in June 2019.
Joined the club in July 2016. Mainly deals with data from the sports science department.