Development, Academy & scouting

Christophe Lollichon
Club goalkeeper development coach. Christophe Lollichon started as the club's goalkeeper coach in November 2007 having previously worked in his native France.

His current role is to develop the club's goalkeepers and identify future ones.

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 he joined 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 Petr 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.

Jim Fraser
Assistant Head of Youth Development/Head of Youth Scouting. Assists Neil Bath in the running of the Academy, overseeing Under-9s to Under-16s and heading up recruitment for Under-15s to Under-19s. Joined Chelsea in 2004. Formerly Swindon Town youth development officer.

Eddie Newton
Loan player technical coach. Eddie Newton works predominantly with our players out on loan, liaising closely with them and coaching staff at their temporary clubs.

It was a role he held before acting as an assistant first team coach under Guus Hiddink from December 2015 until the end of that season.

Newton had rejoined the youth development staff structure in November 2012 having worked as assistant first team coach for the seven months Roberto Di Matteo was manager, playing a part in winning the FA Cup and Champions League.

He had previously worked as a coach with Di Matteo at MK Dons and West Bromwich Albion.

Newton first joined Chelsea as a 13-year-old and came through the ranks to make 214 appearances for the club. His debut came in 1992, scoring on what was the last game of the season.

Over the next two seasons he established himself in the midfield and continued to score goals. He was part of the side that competed in the FA Cup final in 1994 against Manchester United but unfortunately gave away a penalty as Chelsea were well beaten.

He reacted positively to that set back and developed into an accomplished deep midfielder, his call-up to the England squad widely tipped just prior to him unfortunately breaking his leg.

Newton recovered to play an important part in progress to Wembley again for the 1997 FA Cup Final and this time he triumphed, scoring the second goal as Middlesbrough were beaten 2-0. The next season he won League Cup and Cup Winners' Cup medals too.

Injuries hampered his final Chelsea season and he moved to Birmingham City. His playing career ended prematurely due to injury and Newton returned to Chelsea to work in our Academy. He was assistant Under-16 coach prior to joining Di Matteo at MK Dons. They reached the League One play-offs before moving on to West Brom whom they took into the Premier League. Newton and Di Matteo departed the Hawthorns in January 2011.

Paulo Ferreira
Loan Player Technical Coach. Portuguese international Paulo made 217 appearances in the Chelsea first team over a nine-year period, collecting 11 major honours in the process. He is currently studying for his coaching badges alongside working with our loan players.

Joe Edwards
Loan Player Technical Coach. Formerly an Academy player and coach who has worked with most of the younger age groups since joining in 2004. Edwards won back-to-back FA Youth Cup titles in his two seasons as Under-18s manager. He is currently studying for his Pro License coaching qualification alongside working with our loan players.

Ian Howell
Under-21s assistant coach.

Ed Brand
Assistant coach with the Under-18s. A former Chelsea youth team captain, Ed has worked with the Under-15s and Under-16s in his coaching career at the Academy.

Mark Beeney
Under-21s goalkeeper coach and head of Academy goalkeeping. Formerly a goalkeeper with Leeds.

Bill Thompson
Under-18s goalkeeper coach. Assists Mark Beeney in the day-to-day work with our Academy and Under-21 goalkeepers.

Frank O'Brien
Under-16s coach.

James Simmonds
Under-15s coach. A former Republic of Ireland Under-19 international, Simmonds played for our youth and reserve teams before returning as a coach.

Jon Harley
Assistant coach with the Under-16s and Under-15s. Harley started his professional career at Chelsea having come through our youth system. Played over 40 times for the club and picked up an FA Cup Winners' medal in 2000. 

Cyril Davies
Lead phase coach for the Under-12s to Under-14s.

Tore Andre Flo
Academy coach with the Under-14s and another former Chelsea player who played over 100 games during a very successful three-year spell at Stamford Bridge. Flo won the Cup Winners' Cup, the League Cup, the Super Cup and the FA Cup, also playing a pivotal role in our memorable run to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 1999/00. He is currently studying for his coaching badges alongside his work in the Academy.

Darren Grace
Head of Local Scouting. Heads up the club's recruitment for Under-9s to Under-15s and oversees our youth development centres.

Ben Smith
Head of Academy Performance Systems. Previously with Fulham before joining Chelsea in 2007, helping to create the Academy's analysis setup.

Gerry Harvey
Head of Education. Having had a playing career himself, including a spell with St Johnstone, central defender Gerry oversees the education and welfare of the players in our Academy. This role includes managing the operation of our full-time school, which currently educates Under-16 and Under-15 boys.

Paul Waldron
Education Officer and lead phase coach for the Under-9s to Under-11s. Former teacher at Glyn Technology School who has also coached within the Academy.

Jack Francis
Head of Lifestyle and Mentoring in the Academy. Jack takes responsibility for ensuring players are in a safe and comfortable environment off the pitch.

Mark Walter
Safeguarding Manager. Mark is responsible for safeguarding across the club, from the Academy to the Chelsea Foundation.

Hayley Prior
Head of Academy Operations.

Paul McGiven
Opposition scout. Paul provides match analysis on our opponents.

Scott McLachlan
Head of International Scouting. Scott joined Chelsea in 2011 having previously worked at Fulham, as a technical scout, and Southampton, where he was head of performance analysis.

Christy Fenwick
First team match analyst. Works alongside James Melbourne and the first team technical department, analysing match action and producing statistical feedback and videos for the coaching staff.

Donna Newberry
Visual designer. 

Matt Hallam
Advanced player recruitment analyst. Coordinates scouting reports and technical statistics to help develop integrated reports on players and analyse the club's scouting network.

Paul Quilter
Match analysis/recruitment assistant. Assists James Melbourne and Christy Fenwick with first-team match analysis and produces recruitment videos for the scouting department.

Tim Harkness
Club psychologist who joined in 2009. He focuses on learning and sharing common sense people skills such as balance, perspective, resilience, communication and change.