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Tuchel's Gesture offers a hint for the future of the 21-year-old players dubbed as Scottish Iniesta

Chelsea's forgotten man has been spotted training ahead of tonight's game against Southampton at Saint Mary's stadium. Billy Gilmore broke into the first team squad under Frank Lampard in the 2019/20 season but proceeded to leave for Laon the following season. 

His loan spell at Norwich City didn't quite go well on his return to Stamford Bridge, and he hasn't been able to convince Tuchel enough on the training ground. 

A transfer for him has been looming, but the recent gesture from Thomus Tuchel would mean that the 21-year-old midfielder will remain at Stamford Bridge this season. Gilmore has been given a squad number by the coach and he will wear jersey No.35. 

With Ngolo Kante and Mateo Kovacic struggling with fitness issues, there is a scarcity of options in Chelsea's midfield. Gilmore could still be heading for a loan season, but with injuries a factor for Thomus Tuchel, having Billy Gilmore on board is a wise decision to keep the 21-year-old who has been dubbed as the Scottish Iniesta. 

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