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Billy Gilmour: Player Profile

This season there have been arguments among Chelsea fans about our midfield conundrum. Which is our best midfield duo/trio? Who is bette...


This season there have been arguments among Chelsea fans about our midfield conundrum. Which is our best midfield duo/trio? Who is better suited to our midfield between N’Golo Kante and Jorginho? What will happen to our midfield when Ruben Loftus-Cheek returns? Everyone forgot about all those things after the Liverpool (FA Cup) and Everton (Premier League) wins after watching Billy Gilmour.
Gilmour’s impressive performances in those matches (which included him spinning Fabinho in the Liverpool game) earned him back to back man of the match awards and with Chelsea’s current injury crisis and Jorginho’s suspension, it looks like the 18-year-old will be featuring more this season. His performances have already started debates about whose position he has taken because of his ability to play anywhere in a midfield three.
Against Liverpool and before Reece James’ introduction in the Everton game, he bossed the midfield playing at the base and breaking lines with his forward passes, an example being the Pedro goal in the first half where he turned and passed the ball to Olivier Giroud instead of making a simple back pass to a centre-back. 
In the second half of the latter fixture, he played equally well as a box-to-box midfielder. Two instances that should be pointed out were when he lost possession and almost immediately regaining with a great tackle on Richarlison and when he created a chance for debutant Tino Anjorin.
These are his stats in the Liverpool and Everton games respectively:
vs Liverpool:
77% passing accuracy
62 touches
37 passes completed
5 tackles
2 take-ons
2 aerial duels
2 clearances
1 chance created


vs Everton:
92.5% passing accuracy
91 touches
74 passes completed
1 ground duel won
1 aerial duel won
1 interception
1 tackle
1 chance created


Gilmour possesses a skill set that only a few midfielders in the world have. He can pass, dribble, create and defend very well and if he keeps performing at this rate, he could be a very important player for Chelsea now and for years to come.

Player profile



Name: Billy Gilmour
Club: Chelsea Football Club
Date of birth: 11 June 2001 
Age: 18
Height: 1.70m (5’7”)
Position: Central Midfield/Defensive Midfield/Attacking Midfield
Nationality: Scotland
Appearances this season (sub): 7 (3)
Minutes played: 371 minutes

Players with a similar profile: Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Marco Verratti, Luka Modric.

Written by - @Vega_RSA Edit by - @KristenPulisic

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