'Pain, Gutted': Some Chelsea fans devastated by recent update coming out of Euro 2020

Chelsea supporters on social media were heartbroken to discover Billy Gilmour will miss Scotland’s next European Championship match.

It was confirmed by the Scottish FA  that Gilmour had tested positive for covid19, meaning a 10 day isolation period for the youngster.

This overlaps the Tartan Army’s huge final game against Croatia and potentially their first knock-out fixture if they progress from the group.

The unfortunate news comes just days after the 20-year-old put on a man-of-the-match display in the 0-0 draw with England last Friday.

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Understandably, Blues fans from across the board urged Gilmour a speedy recovery and a hopefully a return to the tournament.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:


Gutted for Gilmour

Some players cannot buy a break, with Gilmour completely out of spare change.

That brilliant night at Wembley was his first senior international start, one that would have only have been improved by a win for Scotland.

Chances haven’t come his way frequently for club or country, but when they do arise, he often takes them by the scruff of the neck.

Thomas Tuchel played him in three consecutive Premier League games towards the end of the campaign; in each one, Gilmour contributed.

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Steve Clarke opted to add the midfielder to his Euros squad, despite a general lack of experience at national team level.

Everybody raved about his performance under the arch of England’s home stadium and it felt like the Chelsea star’s competition was about to burst into flames.

But football – and life in general – can be a cruel mistress.

We send our thoughts to Gilmour and his family at this difficult time.

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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.