19-year-old Chelsea midfielder wants to get regular playing time

Scotland’s Billy Gilmour could reportedly move on loan from the London giants in the winter window. U21 Scotland international’s the generational talent of this current crop of Scotland footballers and he could be ready for a loan move from the Blues in the winter window to help him along this path.

Billy was a revelation at Stamford Bridge last term, bursting onto the scene and cementing himself as one of London club’s brightest prospects. The English manager handed him a PL opportunity and he’s never looked back.

But his 13 senior games weren’t able to be built on during the summer post-lockdown as he suffered a bad knee problem. It’s resulted in surgery, a December return for Gilmour recently speculated. The 19-year-old midfielder was back in the gym as of September and it’s been speculated he could return around December.

Frank has previously said Scotland’s bright talent will become important for Blues upon his return but a new report suggests a diversion on his inevitable ascent up the football ladder could await. It has been suggested a loan move in the New Year could be something that is used to help Billy’s development in the senior game.

An agent said: “Younger lads that didn’t go on-loan will force a move. The Carabao Cup is out of the window for the next two months as the rounds have already been played. Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour should go in January.”

Chelsea manager added considerable firepower to his squad over the summer without signing a midfielder. It suggests the boss could be keen not to block Gilmour’s path into the first team when he eventually does return.