Sami Tlemçani fills in at Chelsea

Moroccan goalkeeper Sami Tlemçani has extended his contract at Chelsea until 2025, the west London club announced on Monday. The 18-year-old goalkeeper has still not made it to the Blues’ first team, but this extension is a sign of confidence which could be synonymous with promotion in the near future.

A native of France, Tlemçani played for two seasons in Ligue 2 before leaving Paris FC to join Chelsea in 2020, at just 16 years old. On 1 February 2022, he was loaned out to Merstham, members of the Central South Division of the Isthmian league, to garner playing time where he made six appearances.