Despite making only his sixth appearance for the Chelsea senior team, Billy Gilmour bagged himself his first Man of the Match award for the last night and lots of Chelsea fans haven’t stopped raving about his performance.
The 18-year-old was instrumental in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Premier League leaders Liverpool, keeping his head up throughout the game and always looking to play forward, dribbling past 3 players, whilst adding the helpless Fabinho to his growing highlight reel with a delightful nutmeg. Gilmour made 38 passes with a 78% pass accuracy, 1 key pass and 2 clearances (data provided by Sofascore).
The Scottish youngster received high praise from ex-England internationals Alan Shearer, Glen Johnson and Ian Wright, with Shearer telling Gary Lineker on Match of the Day Live (via Daily Mail): “The star of the show in the midfield – the young Billy Gilmour. He has bossed it.”
“A lot of the time I’ve seen Chelsea this season, yes they have good possession in Jorginho in the way he passes it, but he hasn’t done what this young boy has done in terms of getting the ball and passing it forward – that’s been his first thought.”
With Jorginho currently on the sidelines serving a three-match ban, many Blues fans are insisting Gilmour must start all the upcoming games the Brazilian will miss, with one fan praising the ‘superstar in the making.’
Barcelona have reportedly been keen on the former Rangers academy graduate for the past few years and plenty of Blues fans will be hoping Chelsea can keep him at Stamford Bridge (Independent).
Superstar in the making ✨
— ➰ (@CFCBrano) March 3, 2020
Just picking my jaw up from the floor. https://t.co/YB75xiDrvc
— Daniel Childs (@SonOfChelsea) March 3, 2020
Proof you’ve made it. Well done 👊🏼💙 pic.twitter.com/wI7N5FumD7
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) March 4, 2020
You bossed the midfield 💙
All Us Chelsea fans are so proud of you. As my dad is Scottish, future Scotland & Chelsea captain the making 💙👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/OfhLdenvFY
— Yousaf (@Yousaf_S_1987) March 3, 2020
There is no shame in acknowledging someone is better than you, regardless of age.
Jorginho has a whole lot to learn from Gilmour. Tbh, Jorginho should be understudying Gilmour as it is.
— Khal Voldemort (@shey_drogo) March 3, 2020
Billy Gilmour impressed me alot this game what an unbelievable talent at such a young age of 18…
Composure is magnificent needs to be starting all Games while Jorginho is out & definitely need him against Bayern. pic.twitter.com/DQVVbx21di
— LampardTweets (@LampardTweets) March 3, 2020
Chelsea fans, what do you make of Gilmour’s performance? Superstar in the making or over-hyped? Let us know in the comments down below!
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