Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour put in a top drawer performance in the FA Cup win against Liverpool last night. The 18-year-old belied his years with a commanding display in the middle of the park.
Fans on Twitter think the Scottish Under 21 international now deserves regular game time after being awarded the man of the match yesterday evening:
What a performance from him. Wow
— Anonymousblue20 (@anonymousblue20) 3 March 2020
has to play against bayern
— IDK (@evyatar2707) 3 March 2020
Best Scotsman in the premier league.
— Micéle Leita (@MiceleLeita) 3 March 2020
Always rated him, said he should have been starting for months. His spot to lose now.
— TheScore (@TheScore01) 3 March 2020
Jorginho should be taking notes. I swear.
— Kun Shalom©️ (@comrade_kun) 3 March 2020
He was actually brilliant. Calm on the ball and looked like he commanded the middle of the field. Looked like he was playing a rec game, he deserves a start in the league!
— Z (@ZachZaratin) 3 March 2020
Fabinho still at the hotdog stand after that skillet by Billy
— Elliot 🏴 (@ElliotEnt) 3 March 2020
A wonderful performance. Thumb up.
— Oni Olukeye (@keyeoni) 3 March 2020
This kid is not 18yrs
With that vision he has
— OvO 🕴 (@Horusosiris1) 3 March 2020
Unreal. Confident. Classy
— Harv (@HarveyCFC17) 3 March 2020
— Gav La (@GavinoPepino) 3 March 2020
Braveheart Reborn 🏴
— Nicholas Benedict (@mailme2x) 3 March 2020
Gilmour will likely get more starts off the back of that superb performance. Considering that Mateo Kovacic was taken off injured and the fact that Jorginho will miss the next three games due to suspension, the Scottish teenager is almost guaranteed game time.
His composure on the ball combined with his willingness to win back possession demonstrates he has the right mentality and work ethic to play at the highest level.
Gilmour will now be hoping that he can replicate his display last night if he is picked to start against Everton on Sunday.