Why You actually won’t believe it: Alfie Gilchrist reveals where he got his name from 

Chelsea star, Alfie Gilchrist has revealed where the inspiration for his name came from.

The 20-year-old, while speaking on Chelsea’s Matchday Programme, revealed that his name was gotten from a character his dad created on Championship Manager.

Gilchrist has had an interesting outing for Chelsea so far this season, despite only playing four games.

“My grandad and my dad used to have season tickets,” the defender said.

“They used to go all the time, and my aunty used to go with them as well sometimes. So I obviously support Chelsea as well. I remember watching the Champions League final – the first time we won it – in my uncle’s living room. That was a good memory.

“Actually, my dad had a Football Manager game, or whatever it was called back then, and before I was even born, he made a player called ‘Alfie Gilchrist’, who played for Chelsea. He had chosen the name and everything, and he played with that character – as me – at Chelsea. So it’s crazy how it’s come to life.”

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