Watch: Chelsea players mock Billy Gilmour’s height in hilarious video
A video from last season has been doing the rounds of Gilmour at the Cobham training ground, showing his fellow academy graduates Mason Mount, Reece James and Tammy Abraham sharing a joke at his expense.
Close pal Mount crouches down to Gilmour’s camera at eye-level, and even head coach Thomas Tuchel gets involved in the banter. But the 5’7″ midfield maestro takes it all in his stride, and it’s all clearly in good humour.
Gilmour, 20, has caught the eye in almost all of his appearances for the Blues to date but he found regular playing time difficult to come by as Jorginho and N’Golo Kante established themselves as two key pillars under Tuchel.
The upcoming season for newly-promoted Norwich could prove a big season for the youngster, with the prospect of playing senior football week in, week out. But whatever happens with the Canaries, it’s hoped and expected that he’ll have a big future at Chelsea.