Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has conceded that midfielder Billy Gilmour could have more play-time on the pitch, yet has affirmed that the youngster is competing for a part in the Blues' forthcoming UCL face-off against Sevilla.
is yet to include for Lampard's side in this season, having gotten back from a knee injury that rashly finished his participation on the pitch last year.
Chelsea are set to go to Spain to take onLos Palanganas
in their forthcomingChampions League
fixture on Wednesday and Gilmour is affirmed to make the excursion.
Lampard conceded that the 19-year-old could do with more game time on the pitch as he hopes to return to playing senior football after his setback.
The Blues manager has admired Gilmour's attitude at Stamford Bridge and supported Scottland U21 to push for game time at Seville.
“He is fit and he could probably do with some more match minutes." Lampard told in the press conference
“He is in the squad tomorrow and it would be nice for him to get some minutes in these two group stages.
"He has a great attitude and will compete with the rest of the midfielders.”
With normal game opportunity difficult to arrive for Gilmour in the ritzy Chelsea midfield, Lampard could hope to send his starlet out on a loan spell to pile up his first-team experience when the January window opens.