Billy Gilmour has dazzled yet again for Chelsea – but Blues boss Frank Lampard admits a loan transfer away from Stamford Bridge could still beckon for the Scotland youngster.

The teenage midfielder once again proved his senior credentials, shining in the centre of the field as Chelsea beat Luton Town 3-1. In recent times, Napoli and Rangers have been linked with a loan move for Gilmour, regular minutes limited in London.


Shone when given the chance. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Lampard had previously ruled out a move away from Chelsea this month, but while that may still be the case, he is no longer ruling it out: “Playing like he did here it’s very difficult (to leave him out) because he was outstanding.

“His comfort on the ball, the way he moves it, his discipline, personality on the team. When he plays like this he makes it very difficult for me not to give him a run. He trains that way and with his youth and the injury he’s had and the difficult time we’ve had in the last month or so I think it’s been about me trying to find the right time to get Billy in there.

“This felt like the right time and he was brilliant. Let’s see going forward. In the short term for me, looking at him, he won’t be going on loan. But let’s keep that open until the end of the month.

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Big Chelsea future. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

“Billy is a Chelsea player and the levels he showed, shows that he’s right to be a Chelsea player in the middle of the park.”

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