Christophe Lollichon - Goalkeeper Coach

Christophe Lollichon has been the club’s goalkeeper coach since November 2007 having previously worked in his native France.

Since arriving at Stamford Bridge he has worked closely with the first team squad keepers, including for many years Petr Cech and now Thibaut Courtois, Asmir Begovic, Marco Amelia and Jamal Blackman.  

Taking great pride in his work, Christophe’s dedication has helped our keepers make such telling contributions to domestic and European success in recent years. Since joining the club we have won the Premier League twice, the Champions League, the Europa League, the FA Cup three times and the League Cup.

The rigorous preparation afforded Cech, who Christophe worked with at Rennes, helped him become the hero in Munich in 2012, and later in the great keeper’s career he surpassed Peter Bonetti as the man with the most clean sheets in Chelsea’s history.

Last season Courtois had a successful first year in English football as we lifted the Premier League title, and Cech made important contributions too when called upon before his departure in the summer.

Christophe joined from Rennes where he had been since 1999, in which time he has taken care of a host of top class goalkeepers. As well as Cech, he mentored French international Michaël Landreau, Andreas Isaksson, Christophe Revault and Patrice Luzi, formerly of Liverpool.

His time there has coincided with the club's best ever period, regularly battling for European football at the top end of the French league. When he joined the club, he began working in the Academy, but quickly rose up the ladder to work with the first team, where he met a young Cech during the 2003/4 season.

Christophe did not play at the top level, although as a youth, he would train once a week with Nantes, where he occasionally got to share a training pitch with future Chelsea players Marcel Desailly and Didier Deschamps.

Realising that his path in football lay with coaching, at the age of 24, he gave up the amateur game and became a coach with Ancenis near Nantes. His role there was to build an academy, and he eventually achieved success that led to Rennes offering him a post.