‘Fabregas and Scholes hybrid’: Some Chelsea fans hail display from loaned-out Blues 20-year-old

Billy Gilmour made his Norwich City debut on Friday in a pre-season friendly – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter were amazed by the quality of his performance. 

Gilmour, 20, has joined Norwich on a season-long loan from Chelsea to experience regular first-team football. 

The Scotland international started yesterday in a 3-1 Norwich victory against non-league opposition King’s Lynn Town. 

The loaned-out Blues midfielder got 45 minutes of football under his belt and has made an immediate great impression. 

Gilmour, who wore the number eight shirt yesterday, is with a Norwich team that are preparing for life back in the Premier League after promotion last season from the Championship.


He’s a deep-lying midfield playmaker that has played in some big games during his 22 senior appearances at Chelsea, but is now set for a full campaign in the Premier League at Carrow Road. 

The central midfielder is comfortable receiving the ball anywhere on the pitch, something he showed during his first 45 minutes in a Norwich shirt.

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A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media praised him after his display.

A couple even made a bold comparison between him and legendary Premier League duo Cesc Fabregas and Paul Scholes.

Here are some Blues fans discussing Gilmour:


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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.