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Frank Lampard hailed the performance of Billy Gilmour in Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Liverpool

Last Updated: 04/03/20 11:07am

Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour’s performance against Liverpool stood out

Frank Lampard believes diminutive teen star Billy Gilmour is “huge in talent” after the midfielder excelled in the FA Cup win over Liverpool.

Willian and Ross Barkley found the net as Chelsea inflicted Liverpool’s third defeat in four matches, shocking the previously rampant Reds in west London.

Liverpool were sluggish but Gilmour oozed class from first to last in a performance of matchless quality, leaving Lampard insisting the teen talent is already equipped to thrive in top-tier competition.

“Billy showed today that he’s absolutely comfortable at this level,” said Lampard.

Ross Barkley and Gilmour celebrate Chelsea’s second goal on Tuesday night

“If he can play like he played tonight then he’s comfortable at this level, so he can get himself in and around the team now.

“The reason he moved from the academy to the first team building recently, to train with us all the time, is because of the quality of player he is. He’s done himself no harm tonight with an immaculate performance, a brilliant performance.”

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