As we all know, this season Chelsea have brought a lot of players through the youth academy. And players like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, and Fikayo Tomori have hit the ground running in the Premier League. Billy Gilmour made his Chelsea debut in the against Sheffield United, as he came on from the bench. He didn’t have the best of games as Chelsea were in a lot of pressure due to trying to hold out for a win. It was nice to see Billy introduced to the game but it was not the right time as he struggled during those minutes.
But since then Billy won the PL2 Player of the Month for August as he was a part of Chelsea’s youth development squad. Billy G scored a crucial penalty away against Manchester City. It salvaged them a point and an unbeaten start to the season. It has certainly been a good month for Billy and it was topped off by him signing a 4 year deal for the club.
In October, Chelsea played Grimsby in the Carabao Cup. It was a great opportunity for Gilmour to show what he was made up of. Six academy graduates played that night and Billy Gilmour was one of them. He put in a spectacular performance, running the midfield that night. Some of the passes he made were just a joy to watch. The stats show that he was the second best player on the pitch, completing 89 percent of his passes, and he made 4 key passes. Lampard was full of praise and he said that Billy “ran the game from midfield’, and with the Stamford Bridge crowd also clearly impressed by what they saw from him in the demolition of Grimsby, it’s fair to say 18-year-old Billy Gilmour’s full Chelsea debut last night couldn’t have gone much better.”
There’s no doubt that this kid has a lot of talent but, it is still too early for him to come into the first team. The way he played that night was just a small glimpse of what he can do. Once he gains more experience he can play regularly for the first team and will reach the top.