With deadline day fast approaching for the January transfer window, Chelsea fans are currently sat disappointed at the lack of activity.
The Blues have until Friday’s deadline to bring in any new faces at Stamford Bridge and so far there have been no new additions to the first-team squad this month.
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Frank Lampard’s side, but nothing concrete as of yet and every hour that ticks by it’s becoming more likely that there will be no new arrivals.
One positive at Chelsea this season has been the incredible push of youth talents into the first-team and the squad is now stacked with former academy players.
Billy Gilmour looks like he could be the next to follow in the footsteps of players like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Gilmour is slowly being integrated to the main group by Lampard and has been given his first five senior appearances this season.
The 18-year-old started in two EFL Cup games, as well as being handed two very late cameo appearances in the Premier League.
He was thrown into the action at the weekend during the FA Cup 2-1 win away to Hull City and certainly caught the eye after being substituted on in the 68th minute.
The central midfielder showed that he’s composed far beyond his years with a real lively cameo against Hull, as he retained possession in tight areas and showcased his range of passing.
Gilmour could definitely add some extra dynamism in the midfield and the huge fixture schedule will only continue from now to the end of the campaign.
The Scottish teenager is a deep-lying playmaker that certainly looks ready for more opportunities and handing him second-half cameos in the Premier League doesn’t look like it would a step too far.
Chelsea will not be adding any new faces as it stands this month, but integrating Gilmour in more regularly will at least feel like a new signing for fans.