There’s Euro 2020 hope for the likes of Chelsea talent Billy Gilmour as UEFA announce they will allow expanded squads of 26 players for this summer’s rearranged European Championship.

Debate has intensified in recent weeks over who should be named in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for the first time. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said before the last international break in March that Gilmour should be picked by Clarke, despite making just eight appearances for the Stamford Bridge club this season.

UEFA have handed the Chelsea star hope.

Gilmour has been tipped for the national squad. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The tournament was postponed last summer due to the global pandemic but Euro 2020 goes ahead amid the coronavirus backdrop this year, although alterations are being made. The UEFA executive committee confirmed in March that teams will be able to make five substitutions per game like in the Scottish Premiership this term


Now squads are set to be increased from 23 players to 26. This could provide a huge opportunity for the likes of Chelsea star Gilmour, who may have missed an original cut of 23. Other players like David Turnbull and Nathan Patterson will also fancy their chances.

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