Chelsea star Billy Gilmour could be recalled from loan after Thomas Tuchel talks

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he's considering recalling Billy Gilmour from his season-long loan at Norwich City.

The Scotland international only joined the Canaries in July, but after spending most of the last month-and-a-half warming the bench, there are concerns from within the Chelsea camp that the move was a mistake.

Tuchel has now told reporters that the club would wait until January before making a final decision on Gilmour.

Until then, the German is urging the youngster to "fight" for his place at Carrow Road.

"We will take the decision in January when it has to be made," Tuchel said speaking ahead of Chelsea's Champions League trip to Malmo on Tuesday night.

"In general, I spoke with Daniel [Farke] about it and I was happy to meet Billy around the Norwich match at Stamford Bridge. It was clear when we spoke about it that he wants more minutes and more game time at another club.

"The challenge was clear that he needs to fight his way through and this is where he is right now."

Despite the fact that the 20-year-old hasn't featured for Norwich since mid-September, Tuchel insists it's too early to "cancel the whole project".

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"Sometimes these weeks and months arrive when the situation seems to be stuck or is not going the right way," he added.

"You have to hang in there, you have to show your quality and make sure you help your team, no matter where it is. That sharpens your character and it will be a big chapter in your career and that's the same with Billy."

The young Scot has been earmarked as a future Chelsea superstar, but the club felt a loan move was in the player's best interest, given the intense competition for places in central midfield at Stamford Bridge.

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