Billy Gilmour has had his praises sung once again by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

The talented Scottish teenager is edging closer to a return to senior football, following a torn meniscus in July when Chelsea took on Crystal Palace.

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On the mend. (Photo by Tim Keeton/Pool via Getty Images)

His recovery has stepped up in recent weeks with involvement for the Scotland U21s and Chelsea U20s. It’s all in an effort to get him closer to making a return to the senior game.

Gilmour would rack up 11 appearances at Stamford Bridge last term as he made himself one of the Premier League’s biggest talents. It also asserted his place as Scotland’s brightest prospect.


Lampard is thrilled by the returning Gilmour. Whilst he isn’t ready to come back into his Chelsea first-team plans just yet, the signs are looking good for the teenager.

Backing his youngster. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

“He is fit again,” said Lampard. “He played on Wednesday night in the EFL Trophy, got good minutes and I’ve heard he played well so we are happy with him and he’ll play again at the weekend in the Under-23s.

“He’s getting minutes but he’s not match fit. That will be a short period as he is a generally fit boy.

“I’m really excited to have him back fit.”

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