Scotland Hero Rates This Chelsea Player As One Of The Best In Scotland

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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour was handed his Chelsea senior team debut in the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United.

The 18-year-old is highly rated from the Chelsea academy and is also highly rated by Blues boss Frank Lampard.

Former Scotland striker Kenny Miller has urged for the Blues youngster to be introduced to the Scotland senior team, and insists that the 18-year-old can go on to be the best player in the team.

Miller was at Rangers as Gilmour came through the youth ranks before moving to Stamford Bridge in 2017, and he still rates the midfielder high.

“I know him really well and I know what the boy’s about, I know his abilities,” Miller told BBC Scotland.

“Billy Gilmour will be one of the best players in the national team once he gets there, there’s no doubt about it.”

Miller has cited the case of Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi who has made his England bow and believes Scotland should do same to Gilmour.

“In days gone by, people said you had to go through the proper steps before becoming a full international,” Miller said. “But look at England and what they have done in the last few years.

“Callum Hudson-Odoi started an England game before he had started a Chelsea Premier League match.”

He added: “I think we could be getting Billy Gilmour in now and there’s probably a few others.

“I know he’s been away with a few camps training and it is a huge step – and especially without first-team football – but we need to get these guys in to progress.

“England can do it. Wales have done it. Can we fast-track him? I also believe you have to have earned that right, but there are exceptions.”

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.

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