Opposition Analyst - Women's Team

  • Chelsea FC
  • Chelsea, London, UK
  • 02 May, 2024
Full time Premier League Scout / Analyst Womens Football

Job Description


JOB TITLE:                     Opposition Analyst

DEPARTMENT:             CFC Women’s Team

LOCATION:                   Cobham Training Ground

JOB FUNCTION:           To provide analysis and game strategy for the women’s senior team. To work closely with the analysis and coaching staff to plan game strategies and identify the strengths and weaknesses of opposition teams, our own team and individual players.


About Us:

As a member of the Chelsea team you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic west London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.


Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!




1st Team

  • To analyse games, then provide subsequent analysis and feedback to management as required.
  • To prepare and deliver video analysis presentations including, but not limited to, set pieces, training, pre-match opposition analysis and post-match reviews.
  • To produce individual player analysis to educate players as required.
  • To analyse opposition match footage, providing insights to relevant coaching staff and creating the game plan strategy with the use of telestration and animations.
  • To create in depth video and statistical reports highlighting key objective data on a game by game and longitudinal basis in relation to the playing philosophy of CFCW.
  • To provide and interpret statistics, to provide the coach and players with relevant tactical, technical and physical information.
  • To provide detailed video and data based dossiers to management on potential new players as requested.
  • To be proactive in the creation and organisation for each fixture by sharing relevant video, data and other resources with staff and players using various platforms.
  • To code and analyse CFCW 1st team matches and training sessions, including the provision of live feedback to the coaching staff.
  • To attend opposition games as required.
  • To perform other reasonable adhoc duties as required helping the performance of the women’s department.


Personal Specification.



  • Knowledge of football operations and of CFCW / Women’s football.
  • Knowledge and working application of The FA’s player pathway framework.
  • Clear understanding of relevant regulatory bodies in the industry.



  • Understanding of associated topic areas (Analysis/Coaching/Female Athletes/Scouting)
  • Knowledge of football data sources and the subsequent analysis of the information.


Technical/work-based skills


  • Previous analysis, coaching or scouting experience with elite female players across youth and senior levels.
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, Tablets & MS Windows based computer applications, including use of MS Office (Excel/Word/Outlook).
  • Knowledge and expertise of industry standard performance analysis software’s such as SBG (Focus and MatchTracker), Hudl SportsCode, Piero, Wyscout etc.


General skills and attributes



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels including presenting ideas and analysis
  • Enthusiasm, agility and flexibility including working days/hours around training needs and match days
  • Strong 'can do' focus with pro-active and engaging approach
  • Remain calm under pressure while managing requirement for high standards and elite level expectations
  • Rigorous attention to detail and process driven
  • Willing to self-evaluate and passionate about a desire for continuous improvement
  • Good understanding of the wider business context especially the flow and process of the football dept.
  • Strong organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop relationships across departments in the club
  • Managing change and embedding new ways of working.
  • A great ability to reflect on current working practice & implement change where required
  • Ability to demonstrate passion & enthusiasm for your work but maintain a high degree of humility, professionalism in its delivery & when dealing with others.


  • Passion for football and sports
  • Language Skills (European)
  • Understanding of women’s sport in the UK
  • Opposition analysis




  • 3-5 years of professional football support within analysis, coaching, scouting or playing at senior level.


  • Experience of working with female athletes.



  • UEFA B Licence


  • UEFA A Licence
  • Analysis qualification

The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea FC policies and procedures in particular Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act. The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company’s premises.  The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead.

Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.

The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.