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Billy Gilmour could be the man to breakthrough into Chelsea’s first team

Billy Gilmour could be the man to breakthrough into Chelsea’s first team

It’s fair to say that Chelsea have had a number of problems on the pitch this season and that must end over the summer. Indeed, whether that means Maurizio Sarri stays or goes, the fans just want to see improvements made.

That may be hard even with the best manager in the world in charge because the Blues have an impending transfer ban which will block them from signing anyone for one year.

It may be very uncharacteristic and out of the ordinary but Chelsea may then turn to the youngsters they have in the club in order to bring them through into the first-team.

The Blues already have a big squad but it wouldn’t be harmful to give youngsters like Billy Gilmour a taste of first-team action.

Gilmour is a highly raved about youngster, who could be one of few Chelsea youngsters who successfully transition himself up into the first-team.

The 17-year-old joined Chelsea from Rangers in 2017, declining offers from Bayern Munich and Barcelona to opt for Stamford Bridge instead. (Say BBC Sport)

Billy Gilmour made a big impression upon arrival and this season, despite being the joint-youngest, found himself with the U23’s.

The jump in age group hasn’t hindered Gilmour’s ability though, because the Scotsman has nine goals and five assists from central-midfield this season.

With fantastic technical ability, tenacity and end product to his game, the youngster is sure to have a good future in football, whether it’s with Chelsea or not.

Of course, many Chelsea fans would be shocked to see Maurizio Sarri incorporate Gilmour into his side next season as he’s not exactly given youth much of a chance in the current campaign, but he could turn out to be Chelsea’s secret weapon if he manages to follow in Callum Hudson-Odoi’s footsteps.

Do you agree he should be given a chance? Let us know!

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