Football.London’s Chelsea correspondent, Sam Inkersole, has backed young midfielder Billy Gilmour to have a serious future at Stamford Bridge.

The 20-year-old midfielder was handed his Premier League debut just two months after his 18th birthday under Frank Lampard, and has since become a part of the first-team set-up.

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Despite his impressive form in the senior side, Gilmour, who was man of the match against England at the European Championships, will spend the season on loan at newly-promoted Norwich, with his chances of starting likely to be limited in a talented Chelsea midfield department.

Whilst Gilmour is highly-rated in west London, he’s made just five Premier League starts – a number which should be improved on next season should everything go to plan.

Chelsea have a history of loaning players out without them much first-team action, but at just 20-years-old, Inkersole doesn’t expect Gilmore to fall the same way of so many before him.

He told Football FanCast:

“He’s an incredibly talented player, I think he will make it at Chelsea. I don’t think he’s going to be one of those players that is going to be constantly sent out on loan, I do think he’s got a serious future at the club.

“Tuchel likes him, Lampard liked him, and I think he’s got a big future ahead.”

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