Chelsea fans can’t get enough of Alfie Gilchrist’s viral moment against Crystal Palace during his cameo appearance.
Gilchrist made his Chelsea debut on Wednesday as his side beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Michae Olise canceled out Mykhailo Mudryk’s opener as Noni Madueke converted a penalty in the 89th minute to seal a big win.
Mauricio Pochettino came under fire for his tactics despite the victory over Palace, but he made a popular decision in the second half.
He handed a debut to Gilchrist, who graduated from the club’s youth academy and has been compared to John Terry.
And the 20-year-old made the most of his outing as he made an instant impression among Chelsea fans on social media.
The budding defender showed his tenacity as he closed down a Palace player before attempting to block the ball with his head.
Alfie Gilchrist went to block the ball with his head, I’m dying this guy is a madman😭😭😭😭😭
— Vᴅʏᴋ (@VdykCFC) December 27, 2023
The hilarious incident of Gilchrist sent social media into overdrive as Chelsea supporters loved the passion shown on the pitch, with Terry even commenting.
“I f**king love this,” he wrote, accompanied with a video of the moment.
A second tweeted: “Laughed so hard at this point, bro was on a mission.”
A third added: “Bro when I’m telling you, his cameo was so funny. So much passion, just too funny. I loved it.”
A fourth said: “This guy needs to take Disasi starting shirt from him. Pure passion!”
Another commented: “That is also how you know a real Chelsea man. Always hungry to play for the club.”
Gilchrist captained Chelsea’s youth sides last season and put in stellar performances against senior outfits in the EFL trophy.
He could keep his place in the squad when the Blues return to action against Luton Town on Saturday.