Some Chelsea fans on social media seem to be in agreement that Chelsea should consider recalling Billy Gilmour in January after being left out of Norwich City’s line-up for three consecutive games.
It was just a few days ago that the 20-year-old made headlines for his impressive performances in Scotland’s wins over Israel and Faroe Islands in the World Cup qualifiers.
These performances were apparently not enough to convince Norwich City boss Daniel Farke who decided not to start Gilmour against Brighton on Saturday.
While Farke described Gilmour star as a “fantastic” player during his Friday press conference, he also insisted that the young midfielder must earn his place.
“We are not here to develop players for other clubs, we are here to win points for this club,” the German stressed (via The PinkUn).
“It is not about Billy Gilmour, about Brandon Williams, Kenny McLean, or Temmu Pukki who are our players – we just like to play with the players to win points.
“This is also the challenge our loan players want to have.
“It is not like they want to play just because we have loaned them and they [parent clubs] want them to play many games.”
Well, some Chelsea fans on Twitter are clearly not satisfied by Farke’s explanation.
After it became clear that Gilmour did not make the Canaries’ starting line-up against Brighton on Saturday afternoon, these fans urged Chelsea to make a decision in January.
From Chelsea’s perspective, this is certainly far from ideal.
The club clearly rates the Scotland international very highly, and the decision to send him out on loan was to let him develop and play regularly — which is not the case at the moment.