Chelsea supporters have called for Billy Gilmour to return to the club after the midfielder’s incredible performance for Scotland on Monday night.
Gilmour started the Scots’ 2-0 win over Denmark and showed once again why he is so highly rated by fans and pundits alike with another commanding display in the heart of the Tartan Army’s midfield.
The 20-year-old was named in the Scotland squad for Euro 2020 in the summer, despite being uncapped at senior level and having only made a handful of appearances for Chelsea since his debut in 2019.
A man-of-the-match display in the goalless draw with England at the tournament earned him the nickname ‘the Scottish Xavi’, and he is now a key member in Steve Clarke’s side as they aim to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Although adored by Chelsea fans, competition for a place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI is very high, and as such Gilmour was loaned out to Norwich City this season, with the aim of getting regular playing time and continuing his rapid development.
However, the move has been disastrous as Gilmour has only made six appearances for the Canaries so far and has not played a single minute since the end of September, with Norwich stuck at the bottom of the table.
There is hope that with Daniel Farke’s sacking and Dean Smith’s appointment, Gilmour will return to action soon, but following his heroics for his country, many Chelsea are calling for him to be recalled back to Stamford Bridge for good.
Here is the best reaction from Twitter:
@arch_torture : Definitely in Chelsea’s long term plans. Billy for Jorginho. Rice for Kante. Gallagher for Kovacic. Colwill for T. Silva. The future is packed.
@TOSOTC_CFC : Crazy how he kills it for Scotland regularly, yet Norwich can’t start him. Mad!!
@N1cBenedict : Dean Smith gonna resurrect his Norwich career hopefully.
@GrandKofi : Perfect replacement for Jorginho. Can’t believe why he was loaned out.
@Jools_D79 : Get him back to Chelsea and let him shine. He’s been on the bench at Norwich for 2 months now yet churns out man of the match performances for Scotland game in, game out. He’s a talent that needs to be given his chance at the highest level.
@caskieboy16 : See if Norwich don’t start playing him, recall him. The guy is an absolute baller. Strolls every game he plays on and off the ball. Scotland hero.
@EricBow80016451 : He’s been a revelation in the dark blue, here’s hoping he gets a little more respect from the new regime at Carrow Road.
@alan_jolson : We want Billy & CONOR back at the club!! Let a couple others go!! They are our LOCAL future!! More ACADEMY TALENT!!