Some Chelsea fans on Twitter were left in awe of an international “masterclass” from their player on Monday night in a World Cup qualifier.
Scotland international and Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour received plenty of high praise yesterday on social media.
Gilmour, 20, is a Chelsea-owned midfielder spending the year out on loan with Premier League side Norwich City. He’s struggled for minutes at Carrow Road so far this campaign, but perhaps Dean Smith’s appointment as Norwich’s new manager could help bring a change of fortune in his luck at club level.
In contrast, the central midfielder remains a pivotal figure for his country.
He helped Scotland beat Denmark 2-0 yesterday to secure a seeded spot for the World Cup semi-final play-off draw. National media rated his Monday performance as an 8/10.
Gilmour’s now earned 10 senior caps in a Scotland shirt and looks an established member of Steve Clarke’s side.
Chelsea fans applaud Gilmour clinic
A selection of Chelsea supporters on Twitter were seriously impressed with how their loaned-out talent performed for Scotland at home to Denmark.
In fairness, he’s shown in the Blues first team he doesn’t look out of place at the top level. It was decided a loan would be best this year for his development, though.
Gilmour must have felt frustrated watching the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley play at Stamford Bridge this season while he struggles at Norwich.
However, he can be confident of turning it around still at such a young age. Reece James called Gilmour “one of the best” young players in world football back in the summer.
Here are some Chelsea fans discussing Gilmour:
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