Chelsea’s season seems to be on the verge of faltering at the moment. Last night’s 2-0 loss to Leicester City sees the team down in eighth place in the Premier League table.
They are already nine points off top spot, and four points off a Champions League place. Recent results have undeniably put pressure on Frank Lampard. Even though he is a club legend, that might not be enough to save his job at the end of the season.
However, one way in watch Lampard could get his season at Chelsea back on track is by giving a run in the starting line-up to Scottish starlet Billy Gilmour.
On the fringes of the side
Gilmour has been on the fringes of the first-team this season, after making his breakthrough last season. He was on the bench against Leicester, but didn’t get on the pitch.
So far this season he has made five appearances for the Blues, with two starts. That number should increase when Chelsea takes on Luton in the FA Cup at the weekend. That seems an ideal fixture to give Gilmour a rare start in.
Could add something extra
Should he perform well in the game, Frank Lampard should consider giving the midfielder a run in the starting line-up. He could add that something that Chelsea have been missing for most of this season.
Gilmour has played well in the FA Cup previously. He was excellent in last season’s 2-0 win over Liverpool. A similar performance against Luton could set the player up for the second-half of the season, and it could help Chelsea in their current situation too.