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Opinion: Why Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour could be set to end his Norwich loan early

Opinion: Why Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour could be set to end his Norwich loan early

Chelsea batter sorry Norwich

In a game that was more reminiscent of a cup tie than a league match, Chelsea handed Norwich a 7-0 battering at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.

A well-taken hat-trick from star boy, Mason Mount, was added to by goals from Callum Hudson Odoi (2), Ben Chilwell and Reece James, with the result never really in doubt.

The massive defeat sees the Canaries sitting bottom of the Premier League after nine games, yet to pick up a win, and with a goal difference of -21. It is not looking good for their survival chances, but at the other end of the table, the win keeps Chelsea at the top of the pile.

Whether the Blues can go all the way this year remains to be seen, but they are certainly a force to be reckoned with on recent showings, evening without the firepower of Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku, both of whom were missing for yesterdays tie.

Gilmour could be set to return

One player who has perhaps flown under the radar outside of East Anglia, however, is Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour. Sent on loan to Norwich from the Blues, the Scot has managed just 4 appearances for the struggling outfit, and has not played in the Premier League in over a month.

This, from Chelsea’s perspective, is obviously not why Gilmour was loaned out, with his fledgling career threatening to stagnate at Carrow Road should this remain the status quo.

With Gilmour not getting the minutes that he desperately needs, or that Chelsea wanted him to, even with a relegation-threatened side, there is surely a strong chance that he could be recalled this January, as the Blues look to develop one of their most talented assets.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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West Ham vs Chelsea odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

West Ham vs Chelsea Full time result
West Ham
15/4
Draw
27/10
Chelsea
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West Ham
Chelsea
West Ham vs Chelsea Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Romelu Lukaku13/8 13/8 10/11
Kai Havertz13/5 13/5 8/5
Mason Mount13/5 13/5 8/5
Michail Antonio10/3 10/3 5/2
Callum Hudson-Odoi7/2 7/2 21/10

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 14 27 33
2 Manchester City 14 21 32
3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
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11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
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15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
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Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
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