Confirmed: Right-footed central defender signs new contract with Chelsea 

Published: September 19, 2023
Confirmed: Right-footed central defender signs new contract with Chelsea 

Through their official website, Chelsea have announced that talented central defender Alfie Gilchrist has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract.


Gilchrist is now tied to the Blues until at least June 2025, with the club holding an option for a further year. 


The defender, who skippers Chelsea's development squad, has received two call-ups to the first team without making his senior debut for his boyhood club.


He was a non-playing substitute against Manchester United in Chelsea's penultimate game of the 2022-2023 season and was also on the bench for their most recent game in the Premier League at Bournemouth. 


Gilchrist has been described as a right-footed central defender who can play in a back three or back four. 


The 19-year-old has been on the books of Chelsea since U11 level after he was snapped up from Queens Park Rangers.


Last season, he started 22 out of a possible 26 games in the Premier League 2 and also made appearances in the EFL Trophy, where he featured against the first teams of Sutton United, Oxford United, Peterborough and Cheltenham.


Gilchrist was named in Chelsea's 29-man squad for the pre-season tour of the United States this summer. 



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