Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has been pictured in training with the first team for the first time since he underwent surgery on a knee injury.
The 19-year-old has been sidelined since July with his last match being the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace. However, he looks to be close to making his return to first-team action and supporters on Twitter are very happy to see him back:
Great to see
— Mark Harvey (@harve65) October 30, 2020
This is great news!
— Vana (@realJokavana) October 30, 2020
Our little magician
— Norman George (@NGVAZ) October 30, 2020
— Kae Gee (@KaeGee7) October 30, 2020
This kid has talent and grit. That is an unmatched combo!
— The Pride of London (@ThePrideofLond3) October 30, 2020
Goood news for the blues!
— Pedro Chappottin (@pedrochappottin) October 30, 2020
The Scottish Iniesta is back.
I won't cry. 💙
— 💙PAUL💙 (@CFCPaul__) October 30, 2020
Love to see it
— Oniovosa Royal (@SamsonRoyal1) October 30, 2020
— saburi of the ile okan (@moxyomotayo) October 30, 2020
I believe so much in this guy
— kole 🇳🇬 (@iam_adakole) October 30, 2020
Gilmour will need some time to regain his full fitness and we may have to wait until the next international break to see him start his first game of the season. It will, though, be interesting to see where he fits in the pecking order under manager Frank Lampard.
The Scotland Under 21 international was favoured ahead of Jorginho after the restart back in June, and he could be in line to replace the Italian once again when he is ready to make his comeback.