Billy Gilmour followed up his impressive FA Cup performance against Liverpool with another dominant display for Chelsea at home to Everton.
The young midfielder made his full Premier League debut this afternoon and Frank Lampard’s decision to start him again was vindicated.
Gilmour, 18, was deployed in the middle of the park alongside Ross Barkley and Mason Mount.
And he certainly did not look out of place or get overawed by the occasion.
Gilmour had the responsibility of being Chelsea’s holding midfielder against Carlo Ancelotti’s side with the Blues suffering in the injury department.
Billy Gilmour coped well for Chelsea vs Everton at Stamford Bridge
Jorginho was suspended for the match, while N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic were sidelined through injury.
Gilmour looked calm on the ball as Chelsea cruised to a 4-0 victory, edging them clearer of the chasing pack in fourth place.
A stat emerged after the game too which showed Gilmour completed more passes than any other on the pitch, with 74 in all.
Billy Gilmour dealt with Everton’s forwards like a seasoned pro
Blues fans loved to see how composed their teenage talent was once again, and he could now be used in Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 second leg away to Bayern Munich on Wednesday, March 18.
Reacting to the passing stat on Twitter too, one Chelsea fan put: “Billy the G.O.A.T”.
Another added: “Just imagine what injuries can really deliver to us in form of Gilmour”.
A third labelled him “Billy Fàbregas”, while another said “Iniesta is the Spanish Billy Gilmour”.
Billy Gilmour was given his chance in the Premier League after shining against Liverpool last Tuesday in the FA Cup
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A final Chelsea fan replied: “Future of the team, hope Frank keeps him around this summer”.