'Long overdue': Some Chelsea fans buzzing after hearing 'brilliant news' about their player today

Chelsea supporters on social media were absolutely over the moon to discover that Billy Gilmour had been included in Scotland’s European Championship squad.

Steve Clarke confirmed his 26-man strong Euro side earlier today, one that included Gilmour.

There had plenty of clamour from within Chelsea’s camp and outside of it for the 19-year-old to be selected, despite his minimal game time at club level.

Those wishes were answered and Blues fans shared the joyous moment with their teenage talent.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/rkknowsball/status/1394973647937445889?s=12

Ben Chilwell was also delighted with for his Chelsea teammate.

Gilmour is yet to be capped for the senior Scottish team, so Clarke might be taking a risk throwing him straight into an international tournament.

Those associated with Chelsea would disagree entirely.

Pat Nevin has always been a huge advocate of the young midfielder, reassuring football.london that ‘Eventually, Billy will be in the Scotland squad, I’ve no doubts about that because of his quality.’

With Nevin’s prophecy coming true, Gilmour must prove Clarke’s decision correct for calling him up.

Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

It is not guaranteed the Blues academy star will be handed any minutes at the Euros.

He’s rarely been given a sniff at Chelsea over the past 12 months.

Thomas Tuchel did start Gilmour in consecutive Premier League matches for the first time in his career, which should have helped his Scotland selection.  

But he won’t have long before this season ends and the national competition begins to try shake off some of the dust from his boots.

 Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and opinion by following The Chelsea Chronicle’s Twitter account here.

Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.