Mason Mount believes that Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour will return from injury stronger and says he’s already given a glimpse into the quality he has.
Gilmour, 19, was one of several players from the Blues academy to get first-team minutes last season under manager Frank Lampard and he was a real bright spark when he featured.
The Scottish teenager made his senior debut last campaign for Chelsea and managed 11 appearances in total, before a knee injury in July halted his progress and ended his season prematurely.
He did however look the part when playing and left a lasting memory on Chelsea fans, as they have seen him as someone with massive potential ever since his masterclass against Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round.
The central midfielder announced himself on the senior stage with such a composed display in that Liverpool fixture, where he kept control of possession so effortlessly and was all over the pitch defending when they didn’t have the ball.
Mount, who was another academy graduate to link up with the Chelsea first-team last season, explained that he was impressed with the way Gilmour came into the XI.
“Billy showed just how good he is when he came into the team and it was a real shame when he got injured. He’ll come back stronger,” Mount told Sportbible.
Despite the fact Chelsea are going on a brilliant summer spree in the transfer window, it’s important that the club don’t forget the young talents already on the books and Gilmour is certainly one with a huge future ahead of him.
He’s a deep-lying midfield playmaker that showed great maturity when he played last season with his guile on the ball and his job in the next campaign is to try get as many minutes as possible when he returns from injury, but there is stiff competition for places already.