Who is Alfie Gilchrist? Meet 19-year-old Chelsea star named in first-team squad to face Manchester United | TT News

Defender Alfie Gilchrist has been named in Chelsea’s squad to tackle Manchester United within the Premier League at Old Trafford on Thursday, May 25. His inclusion has left followers trying to find particulars in regards to the participant.

Gilchrist is the present captain of the Blues’ improvement squad. The 19-year-old performs as a central defender and his most popular foot is true. The defender has additionally been nominated for the Premier League 2s Player of the Season award. He has helped his aspect maintain seven clear sheets in 22 appearances.

Gilchrist was born on November 28, 2003, and has been with Chelsea since 2014. He joined the Blues as an under-11 and has since represented numerous youth sides just like the under-18 and improvement squad.

He primarily operates because the central defender in a three-man protection. Gilchrist is adept at taking part in in a again 4 as effectively. He is on the bench in opposition to Manchester United and can hope to get some minutes on the pitch.

Chelsea caretaker supervisor Frank Lampard spoke about his workforce’s mentality forward of the Manchester United showdown

Chelsea enter the conflict in opposition to Manchester United on the again of a 1-0 defeat in opposition to Manchester City on the Etihad on Sunday, May 21. Caretaker supervisor Frank Lampard spoke in regards to the workforce’s mindset heading into the competition in opposition to United on Thursday.

He claimed that very similar to the Cityzens, United are a top quality aspect and his workforce’s mentality should be on level if they’re to fetch a constructive consequence. Speaking to the media forward of the conflict, Lampard stated (through the Blues’ web site):

“It is an identical scenario to approaching taking part in Manchester City, albeit that they had received the league the evening earlier than. They [Man United] are a high-level workforce so it’s the similar level from the place I approached going into the City recreation, and the way the gamers strategy it extra importantly.”

Lampard added:

“People assume we’ve not bought a lot on the sport and the gamers have to point out them there may be, by way of their private and collective strategy to it. We should go there with a very good mentality as they’re preventing for one thing we’ve fought for for a few years, and now we’re not in that place, so gamers want to point out.”

While Chelsea will not be capable to end the season within the high half of the desk, a very good consequence may function a comfort for the workforce. The season has been a disastrous one for the west Londoners. They have sacked two managers all through the season and are twelfth within the league desk.

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