It claims to be the most advanced football training experience ever - imagine being trained by world-class personalised football coaching, from the comfort of your own living room. Well imagine no more.
Welcome to Perfect Play.
Designed by a lifelong Chelsea fan and developed in collaboration with the club and academy, the seemingly 23rd Century app Perfect Play utilises augmented reality (AR) guides and player tracking technology that sets up an individual playing area for the user, and automatically provides real-time feedback. It’s the football future of tomorrow, today.
Available now on the Apple app store with Android to follow, Perfect Play develops players’ abilities across agility, ball mastery, dribbling, focus, passing, receiving, shooting, speed, strength, resilience and more. Core focus areas include technical and mental skills, physical development and football intelligence, with players able to use the app on their own or with friends and siblings.
This is elite academy expertise at your fingertips, allowing the lucky user the same training privileges as the Chelsea and England crème de la crème, such as Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Innovative player tracking technology enables Perfect Play to analyse a player’s performance and create a personal training plan. Core focus areas include technical and mental skills, physical development and football intelligence. Training games have been designed to develop players’ abilities across agility, ball mastery, dribbling, focus, passing, receiving, shooting, speed, strength, resilience and more.
The app has been developed and published by Chelsea Digital Ventures, a digital consumer product business spun out from Chelsea FC.
“I grew up dreaming of becoming a professional footballer and joined Chelsea when I was six years old,” Chelsea academy graduate Mount said upon Perfect Play’s release, “The training programme the academy created gave me the core physical and mental skills I use every time I play. It’s fantastic that all young footballers can now undertake the same training plan using Perfect Play. And the technology in the app is unbelievable!”
It is certainly a revolutionary new technology sprung from the mind of Blues diehard Steve Didd and created with the experience and expertise of the management and players of the Chelsea FC Academy, one of the elite football academies in the world.
Perfect Play offers the ability to start training for free, with access to a limited number of training games. Perfect Play Premium, priced at £9.99 per month, offers unlimited access to the full programme and masterclass content, enabling players to create a personal training plan based on their individual needs.
It even got the seal of approval from Chelsea’s bona fide world beater Christian Pulisic. “Perfect Play truly is unique,” the American star concurred, “Allowing kids across the globe to access professional level coaching developed by one of the best academies in the world.”
The iOS app is available on the App Store now with an Android version launching soon.