Pen pics of Chelsea's backroom staff.
Pen pics of Chelsea's backroom staff.
CHELSEA have hired Nick Chadd from Benfica to become their new Head of Performance Services. He will report into Bryce Cavanagh, the incoming Director of Performance.
MANAGERS who arrive at a new club? and publicly claim their players “are not fit enough” risk being “inflammatory and dangerous”, says former Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United Head of Performance Callum Walsh.
ANTHONY BARRY has left Chelsea after almost three years to become Thomas Tuchel’s assistant at Bayern Munich.
FORMER Wolves Head of Sport Science Tom Farrow has joined Chelsea as a Physical Performance Coach.
THOMAS TUCHEL has revealed he is hopeful of adding Chelsea’s Anthony Barry to his staff at Bayern Munich. The German, who was appointed following the surprise sacking of Julian Nagelsmann earlier this week, worked with Barry during his 20 months in charge of Chelsea.
FORMER Chelsea physio Jon Fearn has opened up on his “shock” departure from the club after 13 years. Following the takeover by Chairman Todd Boehly's consortium last May, there was a revamp of the medical department that resulted in Fearn getting sacked.
CHELSEA have moved to clarify the roles and responsibilities of their senior leadership team, with Laurence Stewart set to finally join the club from AS Monaco next week.
TONY PULIS says Chelsea’s huge transfer spend under new owner Todd Boehly is at risk of “destroying” their Academy, which he describes as “probably the strongest in England.”
CHELSEA’S Head of Research and Innovation, Ben Smith, has left the club after 16 years to join Los Angeles-based data analytics firm BreakAway Data.
JIM FRASER has been promoted to Head of Youth Development and Recruitment by Chelsea following Neil Bath’s elevation to Director of Football Development and Operations.
CHRISTOPHER VIVELL has been appointed as the new Technical Director at Chelsea. The German takes on the same title as Laurence Stewart, who joined the Blues in October from AS Monaco.
DERMOT DRUMMY was a brilliant development coach who helped bring through some of the biggest names in the game at Arsenal and Chelsea. Five years ago he took his own life. TGG looks back on Drummy's life and career.
CHELSEA Head Physio Thierry Laurent has left the club after 17 years. “Thank you to all the medical staff at CFC (who) made this department part of the top five in Europe for the last 10 years," he said.
TGG goes inside Chelsea's Academy as the Premier League marks a decade of the Elite Player Performance Plan.
NEIL BATH has been promoted to Director of Football Development and Operations by Chelsea as their restructure continues apace.
PAUL WINSTANLEY has left Brighton after eight years to become Director of Global Talent and Transfers at Chelsea. The Blues have revamped their recruitment department following the takeover by Chairman Todd Boehly and co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali in May.
NEIL BATH has been described as the "stand-out practitioner in youth development" and "the fabric of Chelsea" after his Academy topped TGG's productivity rankings.
LAURENCE STEWART has been appointed to the new position of Technical Director by Chelsea, with a focus on “football globally.”
CHELSEA have topped Training Ground Guru’s Academy Productivity Rankings for the first time. The Blues Academy was the most productive in the country, with Manchester United second and Arsenal third.
KYLE MACAULAY was 26 when he wrote to Graham Potter asking about playing opportunities at Ostersunds. Now he's a key member of his inner circle and will take on a senior recruitment role at Chelsea.
CHELSEA’S Head of International Scouts, Scott McLachlan, has left the club after 11 years.
CHELSEA manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted he “loved to work with” former Technical and Performance Advisor Petr Cech and that it has been a “big change” to operate without him.
FORMER Chelsea sport scientist Malcolm Harkness has revealed that the club ‘psychologically coded’ players during Maurizio Sarri’s season in charge in 2018/19.
PETR CECH has stepped down from his role as Technical and Performance Advisor at Chelsea after three years. The 40-year-old was appointed in June 2019 to “provide advice on all football and performance matters throughout the club.”
GOALKEEPER COACH Christophe Lollichon has left Chelsea after 15 years, while strength and conditioning coach Adam Burrows has also departed.
CHELSEA legend John Terry is returning to the club in a consultancy role that will involve “coaching and mentoring the next generation” at their Academy.
CHELSEA WOMEN manager Emma Hayes on some of the key influences on her career and how they helped to shape her leadership philosophy.
CHELSEA WOMEN boss Emma Hayes says it's 'bonkers' that there isn't more diversity in football. Research, plus the experience of other industries, backs her up.
CHELSEA first-team coach Anthony Barry has been appointed assistant to Stephen Kenny with the Republic of Ireland.
ANTHONY BARRY has committed to staying at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel after turning down the manager’s job at League One Fleetwood Town.
DOES the sacking of Frank Lampard after 18 months suggest that the emphasis on homegrown players was just a passing phase?
EDDIE NEWTON has introduced some of Chelsea’s groundbreaking sports science expertise to Trabzonspor by adding Malcolm Harkness to his backroom staff at the club.
ANTHONY BARRY has been appointed first-team coach at Chelsea after three years with Wigan Athletic.
CHELSEA have been crowned champions of Premier League 2 Division One after the Premier League voted to determine the final standings of its youth competitions using a points-per-game system.
GARRY GELADE, described as the elder statesman of football analytics after his pioneering work for clients including Chelsea, has died at the age of 74.
FOR the fifth consecutive season, Chelsea have topped Youth Hawk's table for call-ups to England youth sides. However, for the first time, they share top billing with another team.
EDDIE NEWTON has left Chelsea after seven years to become assistant manager at Turkish side Trabzonspor.
CHELSEA spent £26.647m paying off manager Antonio Conte and his coaching staff, their latest accounts have revealed.
NEIL BATH, Chelsea’s long-serving Head of Youth Development, says the club is finally realising its 15-year dream for the Academy.
GAME TIME for English Under-21s in the Premier League clubs is at its highest level for 12 seasons, while minutes for foreign players are at the lowest level for five seasons.
FRANK LAMPARD has taken another member of Derby County’s backroom staff with him to Chelsea.
FRANK LAMPARD has unveiled his Chelsea backroom team, with Chris Jones and Jody Morris joining him from Derby County.
PETR CECH has returned to Chelsea to take up a new senior role - although not the Technical Director job he had been touted for.
SIX years ago today, PSG Performance Manager Nick Broad died following a road traffic accident in Paris. He left a lasting impression at former clubs including Blackburn and Chelsea - and in the industry as a whole.
MAURIZIO SARRI has sparked a huge debate within the football performance industry by revealing his Chelsea players do not do weight training.
ROSS BARKLEY says he had not “been coached much” before working with Maurizio Sarri and that his development stalled once he began playing first-team football.
MIDFIELDER Josh McEachran has revealed what life is like in the Chelsea loan group, with players training separately from the first team as they await their fate.
JONATHAN PANZO says he chose to join Monaco because they offer more opportunities than the “back and forth” of Chelsea’s loan system.
CHELSEA manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed his backroom staff following an exodus from the club this summer.
COACH Pedro Mendonca, who has written a book on Maurizio Sarri, discusses the philosophy and tactics of Chelsea's new manager.
CHELSEA first-team fitness coach Chris Jones is to become Frank Lampard’s Head of Performance at Derby County.
CHELSEA striker Alvaro Morata has travelled to Germany for a third time to be treated by a doctor who specialises in "regenerative medicine," according to the Marca newspaper.
CARLO ANCELOTTI has paid tribute to Nick Broad, his former performance supremo at both Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, who died five years ago at the age of 38.
TRIBUTES have been paid to Dermot Drummy, the highly-successful former youth coach of Arsenal and Chelsea, who has died at the age of 56.
How effective is your team's Academy? A new study has ranked the 86 Category 1-3 clubs in terms of productivity for England-qualified players.
MANCHESTER UNITED Academy boss Nicky Butt has derided Chelsea’s youth system, saying they produce outstanding players but fail to get them into the first team.
MICHAEL MANCIENNE thinks Germany are much more successful than England on the international stage because their clubs “would rather push through a youngster with potential than make a signing”.
ANTONIO CONTE now has nine Italians in his backroom staff following a duo of additions last month - making it the first time since Roman Abramovich took over in 2003 that not a single Brit is among the manager's assistants.
CHELSEA have sent their players on loan to 87 clubs in the last five seasons, with Vitesse Arnhem the leading destination.
CHELSEA manager Antonio Conte has defended his record with young homegrown players, saying they are often too impatient and that he is always under pressure to win.
WEST BROM won the Premier League fitness title in 2016/17, with the lowest number of significant injuries and days lost to injury.
MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea’s younger age groups have faced each other in an ‘elite playground’ format at St George’s Park.
JOHN TERRY put on a session for a group doing their Uefa B Licence last year. Hannah Burnett-Kirk was one of them - she gave her feedback to TGG.