By Daniel Feliciano

2nd Sep, 2022 | 6:00pm

View: Billy Gilmour has the perfect platform to shine at Brighton after Chelsea transfer

Billy Gilmour is one of the best young prospects in the British game, and he’s now a Brighton midfielder after completing a deadline day move from Chelsea.

The Seagulls sealed a deal worth around £9m for the Scotland international, after it became clear that the young central midfielder had no future at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel.

But just two years ago he looked set to be the future of the Chelsea midfield under Frank Lampard, so how did we get here?

Gilmour is small, there is no getting away from that and at the Premier League level being at a disadvantage in physical duels means your chances of success are slim.

But there is a skill in Gilmour’s game that sets him apart from other midfielders that stand at 5ft 7 is that he is technically almost flawless and has a footballing brain way beyond his 20 years on planet Earth.

So moving to Brighton, a team that blends technical brilliance and bravery with physical attributes perfectly suits him and gives him the perfect base to finally become the player that many people know he can be.

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His loan at Norwich was completely useless, with their style of play having no sort of affiliation to the way Gilmour plays and went completely against his strengths.

It’s no surprise he was quickly dropped out of the team and became more of a hinderance than a help to them as they fell down to the Championship.

At the AMEX Community Stadium though those pressures will be lifted. There is an atmosphere at the club that allows young players to blossom and express themselves, because that is the system that Graham Potter has put in place.

It’s no coincidence that the likes of Ethan Lamptey, Robert Sanchez, Marc Cucurella, Ben White, Yves Bissouma, Neal Maupay and Moises Caicedo have become established Premier League players who have grown as footballers at the club.

Now Gilmour will battle for a place in the Brighton midfield where his weaknesses physically will be covered by his teammates’ strengths, and his ability on the ball between the lines and intelligence of reading the game will see him help his teammates out where they struggle.

It’s the perfect team, with the perfect manager for his development and he now has the perfect platform to shine and prove to Chelsea that they have made another mistake with their youth team.

In other Football Wonderkids news, Wilfried Gnonto has completed a late move to Leeds United