Billy Gilmour thanked the “brilliant” Chelsea fans after his stunning display in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool .
The teenager was named Man of the Match after his incredibly mature performance at Stamford Bridge against a strong Reds team.
Goals from Willian and Ross Barkley won the fifth round tie for Frank Lampard ’s side but Gilmour came away with all the plaudits.
Following the win, Lampard said of Gilmour: “What an incredible performance for a young player. He was a calm head in that first five or 10 minutes; he’s a throwback of a midfielder.
Billy Gilmour thanked the Chelsea fans for their support after the FA Cup win over Liverpool
Billy Gilmour won the Man of the Match award at Stamford Bridge
“Can you put your foot in? Yes. Can you make angles to play the passes? Yes. He’s only slight in stature but he’s huge in personality.
“He deserves people to talk about him after a performance like that.”
And the teenager took to the club’s Twitter account shortly after the game to thank Blues fans for the support.
“Delighted to help the team get through to the quarter-finals, thanks to all the coming, youse were brilliant,” he wrote.
Pundits and ex-pros were also waxing lyrical about Gilmour’s display against Jurgen Klopp’s champions-elect.
Alan Shearer told Gary Lineker on Match of the Day Live: “The star of the show is the midfielder – the young Billy Gilmour. He has bossed it.
“Whatever he’s been asked to do, whether that’s collecting the ball and passing it forward, protecting that back four or spraying the ball around; he’s been absolutely magnificent.
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“A lot of the time I’ve seen Chelsea this season, yes they have good possession in Jorginho in the way he passes it, but he hasn’t done what this young boy has done in terms of getting the ball and passing it forward – that’s been his first thought.