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|Full Name||Edward John Ikem Newton|
|Date of Birth||13 December 1971|
|Place of Birth||Hammersmith, London|
|Debut||2 May 1992|
|Games (goals)||214 (10)|
|Other clubs|| Cardiff City (loan)|
Edward John Ikem 'Eddie' Newton (born 13 December 1971 in Hammersmith, west London) is a member of interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo's coaching staff. He played for the Blues as a defensive midfielder between 1990 and 1999. Newton was appointed to his current role in 2012 by former Chelsea team mate Di Matteo in March 2012, having previously assisted the Italian at MK Dons and West Bromwich Albion. The most notable moment of his Chelsea playing career was scoring the second goal in the 1997 FA Cup Final, and 15 years later he assisted interim coach and fellow scorer in that final, Roberto Di Matteo, to victory in the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final.
After making his way through the Chelsea youth system Newton was loaned out to Cardiff City in January 1992, making his debut in a 4-0 win over Chesterfield. Unfortunately Cardiff fell three points short of a play-off place and Newton returned to Chelsea. He played for Chelsea in the 1994 FA Cup Final, but his foul on Ryan Giggs in the second half saw him cautioned and led to Manchester United receiving a penalty which was scored by Eric Cantona. Chelsea went on to lose 4-0 but United had won the double to qualify for the European Cup, allowing Chelsea to play European football for the first time since the 1970s, with a place in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Newton was part of the team that reached the semi-finals of the 1994-95 competition and also the semi-finals of the 1995-96 FA Cup.
Newton famously scored Chelsea's second, clinching, goal in the 1997 FA Cup final to seal a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough. He won the Cup Winners' Cup and League Cup with the club a year later, but was thereafter hampered in his quest for a starting place by injuries and manager Gianluca Vialli's signing of French World Cup-winning midfielder Didier Deschamps.
Newton joined Birmingham City in July 1999 on a free transfer before spending short spells at various lower league clubs, including Oxford United and Barnet. He later retired due to a knee injury at the age of just 29. 
A few years after finishing his football career Newton went to coach a kids school football team at Mount Carmel Primary School, Ealing, London. He was the head coach and coached many different age groups.
On 2 July 2008 Newton was appointed assistant manager to Roberto Di Matteo at Milton Keynes Dons. A year later, on 30 June 2009, Di Matteo was appointed head coach of West Bromwich Albion and Newton joined him at the club as assistant head coach. The Italian was relieved of his duties in January 2011, with Newton also leaving the club.
Return to Chelsea
In March 2012, following the sacking of André Villas-Boas, Newton's former team mate and colleague Di Matteo was promoted from his assistant manager's role to caretaker manager for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. A day later the Italian brought in Newton to assist him in a general, unspecified coaching role. 
- Winner: 1998
FA Charity Shield:
- Runner-up: 1997
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:
- Winner: 1998