Thomas Tuchel had full praises of 19-year-old Billy Gilmour, and has stated how impress he is of the Scottish International in training and overall performance.
“First of all, I like him as a person because for me he represents everything that a young guy from the Academy should represent when he arrives in the first team.
“He is happy to be here and living his dream. He has the perfect mix between being humble and patient but also trying in every training session to improve and learn and not show too much respect.
“Billy has a lot of qualities – he is very self-confident in our training games, a very strong passer, very smart in finding positions and he has all the physical abilities to play in the first team.
“We have a strong midfield and he is clearly one of four players for central midfield behind Jorginho, [Mateo] Kovacic and N’Golo Kante.
“That makes it difficult for him to find his place but he is the number four right now in my head and to be the number four out of two positions is a pretty good start.
“We are happy to have him and we are absolutely ready to push him and support him on his way.”
Chelsea will now turn their attentions back to Premier League after qualifying to the quarter finals of the FA cup in their narrow win against Barnley and focus on the clash at home against Newcastle United on Monday night. A win could get the London side back to the top four or closer.