Date: 12th September 2019 at 6:12pm
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Following his Premier League and senior debut for Chelsea against a Sheffield United, Billy Gilmour has signed a new four-year contract with the club.

Billy Gilmour came off the bench in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Sheffield United in late August. At the age of 18, Gilmour has already made his senior debut – which is a magnificent achievement for a player so young.

Since joining the Blues from Rangers, the teenager has made 65 appearances at youth level for the Blues. On various youth levels at Chelsea, the Scotsman has contributed towards 28 goals (18 goals, ten assists).

Despite only recently turning 18 – Gilmour’s birthday is in June – the midfielder has already attained nine appearances for Scotland’s under-21 side. The Scottish youngster made his under-21 debut at the age of 16 – further evidence of his enormous potential.

Frank Lampard is impressed with the starlet’s potential, and Gilmour expressed his delight at renewing his contract. Here’s what he told Chelsea’s official website,

“It’s really exciting for me and my family to sign this four-year deal with the club.”

“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.”

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