The 19-year-old seemed to be on his way out for the remainder of the season as new manager Thomas Tuchel left the midfielder out of his first two matchday squads since replacing Frank Lampard a week ago.
There was interest from Southampton and West Ham in taking Gilmour on loan, but with Chelsea’s own packed schedule, there will be a relief to see the talented Scotland under-21 international stay in west London.
Also told Gilmour will get chances and game time from Thomas Tuchel, who has been impressed by him in training.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) February 1, 2021
Unsurprisingly, plenty of the Blues’ faithful are overjoyed at the news as the adopted one of their own is set to be handed an opportunity to prove his worth to Tuchel.
We’ve gathered a pick of the reactions from Chelsea fans to the news, with one Blues supporter hailing Gilmour as a “fantastic player”…
Twitter: @Matt_Law_DT Tuchel knows a star when he sees one https://t.co/vOkI14DmWT (@dylann1905)
Twitter: @Matt_Law_DT Nice one – going to be a fantastic player for Chelsea
Twitter: @Bogdybv1 @Matt_Law_DT This boy has so much ability (@BoxPoacher)
Twitter: @Matt_Law_DT Best news ever https://t.co/GYRCFEBDw1 (@FiaskoDollari)
Twitter: @Matt_Law_DT That’s great news… I can’t wait to see how he fits into the role he will be assigned to.. (@RobbySlim)
Twitter: @Matt_Law_DT 100% right decision.
Steve Clarke. You know he’s quality, just call him up man. (@ie_gkk)