(Video): “If I had long hair…” – Academy defender make a great point about perceptions

Alfie Gilchrist has just done a fun mini interview with Chelsea TV where they ask about his image as a no-nonsense hardman defender.

He pointed out that that was probably as much to do with his hair as anything.

“If I had long hair, probably no-one would be saying that,” he said, quite correctly. He’s leant into that reputation though, and already has some crunching tackles and blocks in his highlight reel.

With so many defenders out injured for Monday night and two games to play next week, we may yet get more Gilchrist action in the next 7 days.

You can see the defender speaking in the clip embedded here:

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