Chelsea expected more from Billy Gilmour

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists he “expected more” from Billy Gilmour after the midfielder departed the club in a £9m deal to Brighton.

The Scotland international spent last season on loan at Norwich, suffering relegation from the Premier League as he failed to nail down a permanent place in the starting XI.

The 21-year-old return to Stamford Bridge for pre-season, but he was removed from the first-team squad during their trip to the USA.

And Tuchel admits he wasn’t convinced that Gilmour was ready to assume a regular role in the Chelsea first team.

“We had high hopes and he played for us…


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