After being named as a substitute for Chelsea against Manchester United in the Premier League this evening, we provide the lowdown on Alfie Gilchrist…

From when he joined the club to where he can play, the below provides a quick overview on the 19-year-old as he is named in a matchday squad for the first time…

How old is Alfie Gilchrist?

Gilchrist turned 19 back in November. He was born in 2003.

What position does Alfie Gilchrist play?

Gilchrist is a right-footed central defender.

Where was Alfie Gilchrist born and how long has he been at Chelsea?

Alfie was born in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London. We signed him from Queens Park Rangers as an Under-11.

What was Alfie Gilchrist’s record for our Academy teams this season?

In 2022/23, Gilchrist took over captain duties for the Under-23s following Bashir Humphreys’ loan to Paderborn during the season. He started 22 of a possible 26 games in Premier League 2, plus four EFL Trophy games and three for the Under-19s in the UEFA Youth League.

The young defender was nominated for the PL2 Player of the Season award, recognition for his defensive contribution to a Chelsea side that finished third in the competition. He also scored one goal and assisted on one occasion.

He continued to show durability and availability while being defensively secure as he played 90 minutes in six of our seven clean sheets in the PL2 campaign.

When did Alfie Gilchrist turn professional?

Gilchrist signed a professional contract with the Blues in November 2020.

How tall is Alfie Gilchrist?

The centre-back is 1.83m tall (6ft).

What squad number does Alfie Gilchrist wear?

Alfie has the No.58 shirt.