Eddie Newton

A goalscoring hero in the 1997 FA Cup final, Eddie Newton’s role in that famous Wembley triumph – Chelsea’s first silverware success for 26 years – guaranteed him a place in Blues folklore.

As a player, Newton emerged from the youth set-up here as a versatile player capable of playing in midfield or up front, but eventually found his best position as a deep-lying midfielder under the management of Glenn Hoddle and Ruud Gullit.

In 214 appearances between 1990 and 1999, he won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

He returned as a coach in the Academy in the 2000s before becoming Roberto Di Matteo’s assistant manager at MK Dons, West Bromwich Albion and, of course, Chelsea.

Still a key member of the backroom staff, Newton now works as a technical coach responsible for monitoring our loan players’ development.