There was more praise to come for Chelsea and Scotland prospect Billy Gilmour this week as he earned the Stamford Bridge club’s Academy Player of the Year award.
It’s been a standout year for Gilmour at Chelsea as he made his first steps into senior football. Frank Lampard has given him an opportunity in London and he’s firmly grasped the 11 first-team chances he’s had.
On top of captaining the Blues’ U23 side, having only turned 19 in June, Gilmour coasted to the Academy Player of the Year award at the club. His campaign was brought to a bitter end, however.
After looking likely to get more chances after the football restart, a knee injury ruled him out for the rest of the campaign. It looks set to keep him out the early stages of the 2020/21 campaign too.
Gilmour wasn’t selected for Scotland duty at any level for the upcoming internationals as he continues his recovery. This award though will be a morale boost for Chelsea and Scotland’s rising star, a reminder of the great season he has had.