The 22-year-old and the rest of the Blues squad played 45 minutes apiece in the first match of the club’s tour of the States, but Gilmour was one of the players who failed to make the initial squad.
Shortly before Gilmour was demoted from the senior ranks, alongside Tino Anjorin and Harvey Vale, Tuchel admitted that he was “sad” that he was forced to leave some of the club’s promising youngsters out of the clash with Club America.
The Chelsea chief told football.london: “Everybody has a chance. I was a bit sad today because some youngsters had to be outside (the squad) due to injury or to the fact that we had too many players for two teams of twenty players that we used. Some other players deserved to play. For example, Harvey Vale had a fantastic tournament with England Under-19s and did very well in training.”