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Billy Gilmour named as PL2 Player of the Month for August

Billy Gilmour has capped an incredible few weeks, in which he has made his senior debut for Chelsea and signed a new four-year contract, by collecting the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award for August.

The teenage midfielder featured in all but one PL2 game for our development squad last month and scored a crucial penalty away at Manchester City as we fought back from 2-0 down to salvage a point and maintain an unbeaten start to the season.

Andy Myers’s side are currently top of the early league standings and host Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge tonight. The game can be watched live on this website or the 5th Stand app, kick-off 7pm, while tickets can be purchased up until kick-off at the stadium.

It was announced on Thursday that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James would both play some part in the game.

Gilmour will be hoping to recover from a knock sustained on international duty to feature as well and, after picking up his PL2 award at Cobham this week, the 18-year-old reflected on the achievement and a whirlwind few weeks.

‘I’m very proud of myself,’ he admitted. ‘I was away with Scotland Under-21s when I saw on Twitter that I’d been nominated and then to come back to find out I’d won the award made me very happy.

‘It’s been a good couple of weeks for me personally! Now we have to keep the standards up and try to get the three points against Brighton. Playing at the Bridge is always a great experience for the boys and the changing room is buzzing so we’re really looking forward to the game.’

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