Chelsea fans will love the verdict that Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has provided on Billy Gilmour during Chelsea’s FA Cup match at home to Liverpool.
The Blues led 1-0 at the break thanks to a Willian shot which took Adrian by surprise as the Liverpool goalkeeper fumbled the ball into the back of the net.
But it was midfielder Gilmour, an 18-year-old making just his third start for Chelsea, who earned the most praise from the pundits at the break.
Gilmour featured against Grimsby Town and Manchester United in the Carabao Cup but tonight’s clash at Stamford Bridge is his biggest test so far.
Shearer is on punditry duties for the BBC and had some kind words to say about the teenager.
Shearer told the BBC at the break: “It was a brilliant first half from Chelsea. They were intent on attacking.
“Kepa has been in top form and proven a point to his manager but the star of the show has been Billy Gilmour, he has bossed it.
“Whatever he has been asked to do, whether it’s protecting that back four or spraying passes around, he has been absolutely magnificent.”