Chelsea supporters on social media were blown away by the numbers Billy Gilmour compiled whilst representing Scotland in the past two weeks.
OptaJoe revealed the 20-year-old finished above his teammates for virtually every statistic held dear by midfielders, with a few more decent digits thrown in for good measure.
Gilmour was at the heart of his countries two World Cup Qualifying victories over Moldova and Austria.
He also kept his cool in the 2-0 defeat to Denmark.
Every time he pulls on the dark blue jersey, a certain power courses through the young man’s veins.
A miniature machine, intent on showing his Stamford Bridge employers what they are missing.
Blues fans certainly clearly couldn’t wait for Gilmour to don the Chelsea strip once again, following his loan spell with Norwich City.
Here’s how they reacted to his Scottish adventures on Twitter:
Normal day in the office for billy g— Ossie (@BurnerRomans) September 7, 2021
This guy is just a complete midfielder Damn— LOBA⭐⭐ (@CfcLoba) September 7, 2021
Iniesta was the Spanish Billy G— Ankur Shah ⭐⭐ (@ankurcshah93) September 7, 2021
Which way to turn?
There is no guarantee that Gilmour will be a Chelsea player next season.
Several factors stand in the way of him being reinvited back into Thomas Tuchel’s party.
Norwich might decide to keep on the Cobham scholar permanently, permitted he continues to perform across the campaign’s entirety.
The Canaries’ poor start to their Premier League return hasn’t shone any of Daniel Farke’s men in the best light.
But a more favourable run of fixtures awaits them after the international break, which should give Gilmour more occasions to open his craft box.
If Norwich opts to cut ties with the midfielder in June, then he may have competition on his hands from a new arrival at Chelsea.
Saul Niguez was signed on deadline day from Atletico Madrid, agreeing to a season-long loan with the option to buy.
Depending on the speed he takes to climatise, the Spaniard could well be a long-lasting Blue come summertime.
Saul would therefore take up the fourth central midfield slot, once given to Gilmour.