Billy Gilmour is stepping up his injury recovery well with a brilliant bit of play for the Chelsea U23s.

The talented Scottish teenager has been out of action since July after suffering a torn meniscus. Chelsea have been eager to get him back to full fitness, Gilmour linking up with the Scotland U21s to help that process earlier this month.

Scotland Under 21 v Croatia U21 - UEFA Under 21 Championship

U21s return. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It didn’t quite go to plan as he was sent off inside 12 minutes of appearing from the bench against Croatia. But that was perhaps a blessing in disguise for Chelsea, Scotland U21s now experiencing a Covid-19 outbreak after a trip to Greece.

Last week, Gilmour featured in the Papa John’s Trophy for Chelsea U20s, and on Sunday he took another step with a start against Manchester City U23s.

He played a big part too, scoring a peach from 18-yards out as the Blues drew 2-2 with City. Gilmour stood out amongst his peers as he showed the ability that earned him 11 senior appearance last term.

Manchester City v Chelsea: Premier League 2

Rocking and rolling. (Photo by Clive Howes – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

It’s another step on the road to a return to that level. Fans in the meantime have been impressed by Gilmour’s return to action.


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