Chelsea FC is using AI research to improve coaching


The best footballers aren’t necessarily the ones with the best physical skills. The difference between success and failure in football often lies in the ability to make the right split-second decisions on the field about where to run and when to tackle, pass, or shoot. So how can clubs help players train their brains as well as their bodies? My colleagues and I are working with Chelsea FC academy to develop a system to measure these decision-making skills using artificial intelligence (AI). We’re doing this by analyzing several seasons of data that tracks players and the ball throughout each game,…

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