The 17-year-old lined-up for the Blues in their tie against Norwegian side Molde, and it wasn’t long before the junior Premier League side’s quality told.
Gilmour had his hat-trick sewn-up before the hour mark, with Daishawn Redan also helping himself to a treble, and George McEachran and Charlie Brown also getting in on the act as Chelsea spanked their opponents 10-1.
FT: Chelsea 10-1 against Molde in the #UYL first leg.
Goals from George McEachran, Charlie Brown x2, Thor Olav Moe 23 og, Billy Gilmour x3, Daishawn Redan x3 #CFC
— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) October 3, 2018
Billy Gilmour is gonna become Scotland’s Gareth Bale
— kevin (@KevinMunro1) October 3, 2018
what a player Billy Gilmour is going to be
— Colin Burns (@Cocoburns9) October 3, 2018
Despite being a diminutive midfielder, Gilmour managed to score two headers this afternoon, underlining the versatility and overall quality which persuaded the Stamford Bridge club to part with £500,000 to sign him from Rangers in the summer of 2017.
He might still be a teenager, but Gilmour made his Scotland Under-21 debut earlier this year, and if he continues to progress at this rate it can’t be too long before he’s knocking on the door for first-team football, eh?
What do you think?