Chelsea player backed to join Leeds United in January

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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has struggled for game time while on loan with Norwich, as he was totally dropped from the team by ex Norwich boss Daniel Farke.

The young midfielder moved to the Canaries in search of regular football, and had started the first few games of the season for Farke’s side. With Norwich struggling for results, Farke froze Gilmour out of the team, and he only featured in four of Norwich’s 11 games of the season.

Despite the appointment of Steve Dean to steer Norwich away from relegation, former Premier League striker Phillips believes that Gilmour should leave Norwich in favour of a move to a more stable team, and has backed the 20-year-old to join Leeds United instead.

“Gilmour hasn’t got much game time under his belt, and I can’t see why with where Norwich are in the league. There’s no point in him going back to Chelsea because he will hardly play,” he told Football Insider.

“He should go back out on loan to somewhere like Leeds. [Marcelo] Bielsa plays good football, they aren’t rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, and he will probably get more game time.

“Leeds play more of the type of football Gilmour is suited to, so it would be a great move for him.

“We’ve seen Bielsa get the best out of some youngsters and there’s no reason why he couldn’t do that with Gilmour.

“His next move has to be to go somewhere where he will play because we don’t want a young player completely disappearing.”

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