Coming out four months later, Chelsea surprisingly did not return to Billy Gilmore’s action.
The midfielder is due to appear for the Blues this season after suffering a serious knee injury in July that ended his 2019/20 campaign earlier than expected.
It is said that Gilmore has been moving in the right direction over the past month by participating in several first-team training sessions, along with the teams of Anne Golo Kante, J ਵਰrginho, Kai Hewartz and Timo Werner.
And after joining the Scotland Under-21 squad for the November international break, the 19-year-old is set to take another big step in joining Chelsea in the coming weeks.
Croatia were guests at Tankestel Park on Thursday evening for a crucial UEFA U-21 European Championship clash.
Gilmore was included in the options when goals from Nikolo Moro and Kristian Bistrovic gave the distant team a 2-0 half-time lead.
Glenn Middleton reduced the deficit to nine minutes into the second half and immediately after the one-hour mark, Gilmore was brought in for action in an attempt to bring the young Scots back to level.
However, Connor McLennan equalized in the 70th minute to give the hosts a 2-2 draw, with Gilmore’s night coming to an end seconds later.
On his first appearance of the season, the teen was shown a red card after which he was dealt with and possibly talked to the referee.
As expected, Gilmore’s departure has sparked a backlash from Chelsea fans on social media.
Take a look at what’s being said on Twitter …
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@ GinoAldo9 Said : “What a surprising joke of a referee.”
CFC_Raf Said: “Billy Gilmore is getting a red card for Under-21 Scotland so he can return to Chelsea as soon as possible, the best ever for me.”
UberchecFCF Said: “Billy Gilmour Someone on the ball was sent to the shoulder. Are absolutely trembling. “