Billy Gilmour, Chelsea’s Young Player Who Stole Attention

Since the beginning of this season, Frank Lampard has provided many opportunities for young players. This step was taken not apart from the punishment served by Chelsea at the beginning of the season, where the team was not allowed to buy players at the start of the season. So far, Frank Lampard’s step has been the right solution.

In the match against Liverpool in the 5th round of the FA Cup, Frank Lampard returned to entrust some young talents. One of them is young midfielder Billy Gilmour. In addition to winning Chelsea (2-0), Billy Gilmour managed to steal the attention of many parties in the match against Liverpool.

This 18-year-old player can serve the quality of Liverpool midfielders like Fabinho. Thanks to his impressive performance, Billy Gilmour was named the “man of the match” in the match.

Not a few people who praise the appearance of Billy Gilmour. Former soccer players like Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Glen Johnson also praised Billy Gilmour in the match against Liverpool. Even the former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas also praised the appearance of Billy Gillmour. According to Cesc Fabregas, Billy Gilmour shows personality in ball possession, is good at making decisions and aggressive in helping team play. Gilmour himself idolizes Cesc Fabregas.

Gilmour even admitted that many times he watched Cesc Fabregas’s style of play while still in Chelsea uniform. He admitted that by analysing and learning from Fabregas, he could become one of the best midfielders. Thanks to his brilliant performances with Chelsea in the match against Liverpool, Frank Lampard could not hide the joy.

As a manager, Lampard promised to give many Scottish players the chance to play. So far Gilmour has been limited to playing in league cups against Grimsby and Manchester United and the FA Cup fourth round against Hull.

Regarding Gilmour’s performance against Liverpool, Frank Lampard also said that Gilmour showed an outstanding performance against the best teams like Liverpool. Frank Lampard saw that Gilmour had the quality when holding a ball and he had a strong desire to get the ball.

Billy Gilmour is one of the promising players for Chelsea. Its light became bright in the game against Liverpool and that could have continued in many other matches. Providing plenty of opportunities to play can make the player who born June 11th, 2001 can continue to feel the quality and play.

Billy Gilmour began his career in his country, Scotland. He was born in Glasgow and grew up in Ardrossan. Gilmour began his career as a soccer player by joining Ranges academy in 2009-17. During his eight years at Rangers, Gilmour then came to Chelsea in 2017 when he was 16 years old. He only signed a professional contract with Chelsea when he was 17 years old.

Billy Gilmour should be grateful to Frank Lampard. Frank Lampard’s vision of advancing young players broadens Gilmour’s career at Chelsea. Lampard made his debut on the senior team on July 10, 2019 in a preseason match against the Bohemians in Dublin. Since then, Gilmour has slowly tasted existence and debuted with the Chelsea senior team. Until last February, Gilmour became a permanent part of Chelsea’s senior squad.

Billy Gilmour was the talk behind Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat. Gilmour’s impressive appearance could be the first step to undergo a thousand steps with Chelsea to taste success. Billy Gilmour is the future of Chelsea. His appearance is a guarantee for Chelsea to continue to compete in the English League and other competitions.

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