Thursday, September 12, 2019

Billy Gilmour has signed a new contract at Chelsea


Billy Gilmour has signed a new four-year contract at Chelsea following his senior debut in the Premier League last month.


The Scotland Under-21 international featured in Frank Lampard’s first two pre-season games in Dublin back in July before returning to start the season with our development squad.
He has impressed in midfield for Andy Myers’s young side with his tenacious and energetic displays, scoring away at Manchester City in PL2 before Lampard named him on the bench, then brought him on, against Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.
‘It’s really exciting for me and my family to sign this four-year deal with the club,’ Gilmour told the official Chelsea website after putting pen to paper until at least 2023.
‘Frank has come in and everyone is buzzing, training is really good and there’s a high standard to everything we do. There are exciting times ahead and hopefully I can work hard to get more opportunities as well.’
Gilmour became the first Scot in 17 years to play for Chelsea when he replaced Tammy Abraham with six minutes remaining against the Blades last time out. The 18-year-old was understandably delighted to make his senior bow and reflected on the show of faith placed in him by Lampard in the crucial final moments of such a significant game.
‘It was amazing to make my debut and for the gaffer to show his trust in me in a tight game,’ he continued. ‘A draw wasn’t the result we wanted but he showed his faith in me and I thank him for that. Now I need to make sure it wasn’t just a one-off and keep showing him I’ve got a lot more to give.’

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