Billy Gilmour followed up his impressive FA Cup performance against Liverpool with another dominant display for Chelsea at home to Everton.
The young midfielder made his full Premier League debut this afternoon and Frank Lampard’s decision to start him again was vindicated.
Gilmour, 18, was deployed in the middle of the park alongside Ross Barkley and Mason Mount.
And he certainly did not look out of place or get overawed by the occasion.
Gilmour had the responsibility of being Chelsea’s holding midfielder against Carlo Ancelotti’s side with the Blues suffering in the injury department.
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Jorginho was suspended for the match, while N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic were sidelined through injury.
Gilmour looked calm on the ball as Chelsea cruised to a 4-0 victory, edging them clearer of the chasing pack in fourth place.
A stat emerged after the game too which showed Gilmour completed more passes than any other on the pitch, with 74 in all.
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Blues fans loved to see how composed their teenage talent was once again, and he could now be used in Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 second leg away to Bayern Munich on Wednesday, March 18.
Reacting to the passing stat on Twitter too, one Chelsea fan put: “Billy the G.O.A.T”.
Another added: “Just imagine what injuries can really deliver to us in form of Gilmour”.
A third labelled him “Billy Fàbregas”, while another said “Iniesta is the Spanish Billy Gilmour”.
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A final Chelsea fan replied: “Future of the team, hope Frank keeps him around this summer”.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane was working as a pundit for Sky Sports and outlined how impressed he was too.
Keane said: ”We said it would be a test after getting plaudits against Liverpool but Gilmour backed it up. He makes the game look easy.
"He looks forward – he's got a swivel in the shoulder – and he's positive with his passing."
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