N’Golo Kante makes Billy Gilmour prediction that Chelsea fans will love ahead of Liverpool trip

Chelsea midfield ace N’Golo Kante is backing team-mate Billy Gilmour to enjoy a successful career at Stamford Bridge after showcasing his talents in the last 12 months.

The former Rangers youngster burst onto the scene in west London last season when producing an outstanding performance in the centre of midfield to help the Blues knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup.

Just a few days later, the midfielder was at it again, playing a key role in Frank Lampard’s side’s 4-0 win over Everton in the Premier League, forcing almost everyone who watches the Premier League to sit up, take note of him and mutter something along the lines of: ‘Who on earth is this lad?’

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Despite his outstanding showings against the Merseyside clubs, Gilmour has not been able to nail down a regular starting place at Stamford Bridge, frequently finding himself in and out of the team. This season, the youngster has only made seven appearances in all competitions for the first-team, with only one of those having come under Thomas Tuchel.

Some Chelsea fans have been left frustrated by his lack of game time for the first-team, especially when Tuchel blocked the opportunity for him to leave on loan for the remainder of the season towards the end of the January transfer window.

Despite his struggles for opportunities, Kante is confident that the Scot has a bright future ahead of him at Chelsea, insisting he has “good potential” for both the here and now and the long-term future.

“We have trained together a long time now and we speak. I know what he likes, he knows what I like,’ Kante told the club’s official website, as quoted by the Metro.

“I share sometimes my experience of what has happened in my national team or in previous teams.

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