Gilmour reveals how Frank Lampard stopped him from leaving Chelsea

Billy Gilmour has said that Frank Lampard blocked his move away from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea youth academy product Billy Gilmour has revealed that new boss Frank Lampard did not let him move away from the club.

Billy Gilmour who has already made his PL debut under Lamps told reporters: “In pre-season, the manager had a chat with me saying he knew I wanted to go on loan but said it would be better if I stayed.

“Obviously it’s working. He’s looking at younger players.

“With the transfer ban it’s hard but it’s good experience for us. Hopefully, I can try to get more first-team games.

“He talks to you normally, tells you you’re doing well and says if I want to keep training with them I need to keep my standards up.

“I wanted to follow my dream and to play in the Premier League and choosing Chelsea has turned out to be the right move. I’m enjoying it. The plan for me was set up and I’m now ahead of the plan.”

He added: “I thought I was going to play two years at Under-18s but I played one at 18s and then moved on to the Under-23s.

“This year should be my first year at 23s but I’m one of the senior players.

“I am training with the first team and I have had a couple of games so I’m in a good position now.”

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