Billy Gilmour News
Premier League: 'I don't want to hear it any more', Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp asks fans to stop homophobic chanting
Choruses of "Chelsea rent boy" — aimed at Billy Gilmour who is on loan at Norwich from the Champions League holders — could be heard emanating from the away fans section.
The 20-year-old shone in a goalless draw against England at Wembley last month before having to self-isolate after returning a positive coronavirus test.
Southgate acknowledged the Covid issue was the worst possible preparation to play a Czech team also certain to advance to the last 16.
Euro 2020: Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour ruled out of Croatia clash after testing positive for COVID-19
Gilmour picked up the man-of-the-match award in Friday's 0-0 draw against England at Wembley in his first international start.
Competing at the European Championship for the first time in 25 years, Scotland need to beat World Cup finalists Croatia at Hampden on Tuesday to likely reach the last 16.
Clarke had previously resisted calling up Chelsea midfielder Gilmour for World Cup qualifiers in March, but he impressed in three recent starts for the Blues in the Premier League.
Chelsea, third in the standings with 60 points, two ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United, travel to Sheffield United on Saturday looking to strengthen their top-four credentials with a fifth win in six league games since the season’s restart.
Premier League: Billy Gilmour, Ruben Loftus-Cheek score brace apiece as Chelsea beat QPR 7-1 in friendly
Lampard’s Chelsea side are fourth in the league with 48 points from 29 games ahead of the resumption of the season on Wednesday following the COVID-19 disruption.
To complete a miserable night for Liverpool, former Everton midfielder Barkley drove home Chelsea’s second goal just past the hour mark after a surging run.