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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is suspended for the weekend’s Premier League game against Everton after picking up a yellow card in the 2-2 draw against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Ahead of the FA against Everton, Chelsea lack numbers in midfield with Mateo Kovacic now a doubt for the game after coming off injured in the 2-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday night.
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley believes Gilmour is ready after his impressive performance against Liverpool on Tuesday.
Asked if Chelsea can cope with all their absentees with Gilmour primed to step up, Barkley said: “Yes, because with injuries everyone has just got to be ready to take their chance.
“It is about being ready in training, putting the extra yards in and being ready for your chance.
“Billy was ready for his chance against Liverpool and he took it.
“With injuries it gives opportunities for other lads to take and the manager is willing to put lads in, if you deserve the chance and play well you get in the team.
“We work really hard, the players that say are on the bench, we do extra work all the time so we are always ready to help the side out when we need to.”