From Billy Gilmour to Ruben Loftus-Cheek – The options to solve Chelsea’s midfield injury crisis

Chelsea had the massive boost of beating Liverpool on Tuesday night, but there were a couple of huge negatives to go with it.

Both Mateo Kovacic and Willian had to limp out of the match, and it gives Frank Lampard a huge headache.

The Blues are taking on Everton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon and the Blues have a big issue in the middle of the park.

With Kovacic a doubt, N’Golo Kante likely to be out and Jorginho suspended, the Chelsea boss has some big decisions to make.

So who could he choose in midfield? takes a look here.


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Billy Gilmour

After his performance against Liverpool, Billy Gilmour might just have shot up into the main choice to take over the central midfield role.

The 18-year-old was superb in the FA Cup, and right now is one of the main contenders to get his first Premier League start for the club.

In the match he played mainly in a midfield two with Kovacic. However, he moved to the left of the three when Jorginho came into the team.

There needs to be patience with the youngster, for sure, but with the issues at the moment Gilmour might be jumped into the starting XI at the weekend.

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