Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour was once again showed he deserve to be in first-team squad after produced remarkable performance in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United.
The 19-year-old central midfielder made his second start under Thomas Tuchel, and his performance on Sunday identifies that he have bright future at Stamford Bridge.
Gilmour, who made his first appearances under Tuchel in Blues previous FA Cup against Barnsley, brought to the limelight after Ex-Chelsea manager Frank Lampard frequented his presence with more game time.
His presence in the squad under Thomas Tuchel’s has been only in the FA Cup, where he’s appeared for a match and a half so far.
The No.23 was substituted out for Hakim Ziyech, lasting for only 72 minutes on the pitch against Sheffield United on Sunday, but nonetheless he provided few moments of brilliance.
The Scot star registered a pass success rate of 92%, completing 61 accurate passes. He also made 79 touches in a match where Chelsea had 71% possession.
The half an hour mark saw him receive the ball on the left flank from Ben Chilwell, before sending in a deft lobbed pass over the Sheffield United defence. Although Hudson-Odoi ran in late and it was declared offside, Gilmour’s vision was Cesc Fabregas-esque to say the least.
Right after half-time, Billy Gilmour won the ball brilliantly off Sheffield United central midfielder Fleck and sent a through ball in the path of Hudson-Odoi once again, only to see it go out for a goal kick.
He exited the field to make way for Hakim Ziyech, who finished off a brilliant counterattack and made it 2-0 for Chelsea on the night to book their place in FA Cup semi-finals.
Gilmour made a positive midfield contribution throughout his stay on the field and Thomas Tuchel will certainly have something to think about with future selections.