“Platform to shine” – Fans react to Billy Gilmour’s second consecutive league start

We expected a rotated team for this afternoon’s game against Manchester City, and Thomas Tuchel didn’t disappoint.

The Chelsea manager has picked a strong side, but used plenty of his squad players, and the presence of Billy Gilmour in midfield is a real talking point.

Mateo Kovacic’s injury has created a space, and Tuchel is trusting the youngster at last.

The Scot played in last weekend’s Premier League game too, and it’s been a long time since he played twice in 7 days. Fans on social media were feeling positive about the mood, with one calling it a great “platform to shine” against the Champions-elect.

He started slow last week and looked a little rusty – which wasn’t surprising at all. Let’s hope he can start quickly against today’s serious opposition. They won’t be as forgiving as Fulham were in the early stages yesterday.

You can see a selection of the reaction in the Tweets embedded here: