Billy Gilmour wants Chelsea loan exit to boost Scotland hopes, with the young midfielder unlikely to feature in Thomas Tuchel’s plans after being left out of the German’s first squad
- Billy Gilmour made an immediate impression last season, featuring 11 times
- But he believes he will struggle under Thomas Tuchel, and wants regular football
- The uncapped 19-year-old has hopes of making the Scotland squad for the Euros
- He could spark loan-deal interest from top-half clubs in the Championship
Billy Gilmour has asked to go on loan as he looks to cement his place in Scotland’s European Championship squad.
The 19-year-old was left out of Thomas Tuchel’s matchday squad to face Wolves on Wednesday as the new Chelsea boss rang the changes ahead of 0-0 draw.
Gilmour, a signing from Rangers, had flourished under Frank Lampard, impressing again in last Sunday’s FA Cup win over Luton Town. However, the young Scot believes opportunities will be more limited under Tuchel as he looks to give fit-again N’Golo Kante and Jorginho more regular action.
Billy Gilmour impressed during Chelsea’s 3-1 victory against Luton – but he’s been restricted to a bit-part role this season, playing just six times across all competitions
Gilmour remains highly-valued but is eager to continue playing regularly after coming back from a long lay-off.
His decision will alert Premier League sides plus those at the top end of the Championship pushing for promotion.
New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel left Gilmour out of his first squad to face Wolves