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Lampard: Gilmour performed like a top-class player

Gilmour was voted Man Of The Match Billy Gilmour has been showered with praise following a stellar performance as his Chelsea beat Liv...

Gilmour was voted Man Of The Match

Billy Gilmour has been showered with praise following a stellar performance as his Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-0 in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.


The youngster was selected ahead of Jorginho in the midfield, and he didn't disappoint his manager Frank Lampard who was full of praise for the 18-year-old's performance.

“I’ve got absolute trust in Billy,” Lampard said.

“I remember when he first came in against Sheffield United, we drew the game and people questioned this kid who looks like a 15-year-old. I remember someone individually saying that to me.

“But I’ve no problem with him because if he’s small in stature he’s huge in personality, and also huge in talent.

“And for me, for a midfield player I have lots of questions.

“Do you want to receive the ball in all positions, in all moments? Yes, he does.

“Do you want to make angles, can you pick the right pass? Yes, he generally does.

“Will you put your foot in? Yes, he does.

“He does all the right things, and he’s humble.

“And all his family were here tonight, I think his nan and granddad were down from Scotland.

“And what a performance; not just as a youngster coming into the team, that’s one level – he performed like a top-class player going up against top-class players. So it was a great performance.”

Gilmour's performance could earn him a place in Chelsea's starting eleven against Everton in the Premier League this weekend.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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