Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour has picked out the player he thinks could be the club’s next big thing.
Gilmour is already part of the first-team plans at the age of 19 with the club particularly excited about his future, and while he still has work to do to get into Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI, the midfielder knows a thing or two about coming through the academy to stake his claim at senior level.
And that makes him the perfect man to ask about Chelsea ‘s next big thing, particularly given he has played with many of the promising talents currently on the fringes of the first team.
So, who could be the next Blues youngster to turn Tuchel’s head?
According to Gilmour, Conor Gallagher is the man to watch. The midfielder is currently on his third loan spell and his first in the Premier League, becoming a regular for West Brom.
“In my team, I played alongside Conor Gallagher and I loved playing with him,” said Gilmour on the club’s UnscriptedYouTube show.
“Of course, he has gone on loan and he did so well at Charlton and then Swansea and now to West Brom in the Premier League where he is playing every game.
“So, hopefully, we can see him. He is a good mate of mine and I love playing with him.”
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Gilmour was also asked about the toughest player he has faced, and it didn’t take the Blues youngster long to decide.
Denying Scottish bias, the 19-year-old says the toughest opponent he has faced so far is a fellow countryman and midfielder at Manchester United.
He said: “It was against Manchester United, actually. It was Scott McTominay. I know he’s fellow Scottish and all that but he was so good, quick, strong and technically good. So, I think it was tough playing against him.
“He played really good, He was stopping everything in midfield and controlling the game.”