Chelsea and Norwich City midfielder Billy Gilmour enjoyed an excellent international break as he played a starring role for Steve Clarke’s Scotland.

The midfielder started all three matches against Denmark, Moldova and Austria as Scotland moved into second place in World Cup 2022 qualification Group F. Chelsea have sent him to Norwich City on a season-long loan for experience but already, in Scotland colours, Gilmour looks like he’s played 100 games.

Billy Gilmour.

Chelsea and Norwich City man Billy Gilmour was immense for Scotland over the entire international break. (Photo by Christian Hofer/Getty Images)

He controlled the midfield during Scotland’s excellent 1-0 win away to Austria. And over the piece, Gilmour was brilliant in every match as the stats show. Gilmour has ranked first among all Scotland players for touches (213), passes (171), successful passes (144) and possession won (23), and second for tackles (7) and chances created (4).

That is more than the likes of fellow English Premier League players Che Adams, Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney, John McGinn and several others. It would appear the Chelsea and Norwich City talent is set for an extended stay in national team plans.

 

Head coach Clarke said of the win in Austria: “We knew we had to gets something out of the next two games and we have come away with six points. It was a pleasing night for us, I am really pleased for the players.”

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