Billy Gilmour has all the tools to become a Chelsea great.
That is according to former Blues defender Frank Sinclair.
One of the success stories in relation to Frank Lampard’s appointment as head coach last summer has been the number of youngsters he’s given chances to throughout the season.
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And while the likes of Reece James, Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have all impressed since returning from loan spells, it’s Gilmour who has caught the eye in recent weeks.
A man-of-the-match showing in the FA Cup fifth-round win over Liverpool was swiftly followed up by another outstanding performance against Everton on his full Premier League debut.
Those displays have prompted praise from many in the media, including Manchester United legend Roy Keane.
But can Gilmour fulfill his potential at Stamford Bridge in the years to come? Sinclair insists the teenager can become a key player for the club and outlined four reasons as to why.
“Billy Gilmour has got what it takes to make it at Chelsea and he’s got an incredible future at the club – I’d put him up there as being a real Chelsea great if he gets the opportunity to play regular football for Chelsea,” Sinclair told GentingBet.
“Before he even arrived in the first team this season, I was well aware of how highly he was rated after listening what was coming out from the academy coaches on their analysis of the player – everyone is fully aware as to how good he has been since he joined the football club.
“I’ve been very surprised with how comfortably he adapted to playing in the Premier League.
“It can be very hectic playing in those midfield areas at that level but he seems to naturally acclimatise to playing at that level.
“That’s a sign of a good player, when they look so comfortable playing for Chelsea.