Thomas Tuchel sends message to Billy Gilmour amid struggles on loan at Norwich

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After making a bright start to his loan spell at Norwich, Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has lost his place in Daniel Farke’s side and hasn’t started a Premier League game in over a month.

Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Norwich, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has insisted he is still a massive admirer of Gilmour and has challenged him to win back his place.

Tuchel said: “I love Billy. He decided to go to have a better chance to get some minutes. We want him to perform. If you decide to go on loan, it’s as simple as that – you need to be on the pitch, perform, be a top player, if you want to make it here.

“He’s our player. we love him, but changing a club is a huge risk, huge step. Now’s not the time to speak about coming back.

“He just needs to show what he can do. No coach will leave the best players out, that’s what he needs to prove. That Norwich is a better team with him.”

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