Some Chelsea coaches believe young Blues midfielder is better than Billy Gilmour

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Chelsea have a huge number of prospects coming from the ranks that other clubs are now rushing to sign up young talents from Chelsea.

Chelsea academy has been producing top talents in recent years, and one of the names to be highly rated in the Chelsea camp is Lewis Bate.

The 18-year-old is seen as a huge prospect for the future, and is now being targeted by Premier League clubs.

Bate is yet to sign a new long term contract with Chelsea, as he needs assurances for his future.

West Ham United, Leeds United, Liverpool, Leicester City, and Brighton & Hove Albion are all monitoring the situation and are ready to swoop in.

Meanwhile, the Athletic claim that coaches closely associated with Chelsea even view Lewis Bate as a better talent than Billy Gilmour was when he was 18.

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Now 20, Gilmour is seen as a top player in the middle of the park for Chelsea, but a handful of coaches believe Bate could go on to have a better career.

With Gilmour out on loan, Chelsea are promising Bate that he can take the young midfielder’s spot in the middle of the park, as Thomas Tuchel will need a fourth man cover for the rest of the season.

Bate wants assurances of first team football if he’s going to sign a new deal with the club.

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