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By PA Media
Last Updated: 09/03/20 1:57pm
Billy Gilmour made his first Premier League start in the 4-0 win over Everton
Billy Gilmour has vowed to prove he is not just along for the ride at Chelsea.
The 18-year-old has won two man-of-the-match awards in the space of a week, dominating both the 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool and the 4-0 thumping of Everton.
Gilmour set the tone for Chelsea’s rout of the Toffees on Sunday in his first Premier League start, and later insisted he is only just getting started.
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“It’s a bit surreal still, coming on and playing with top players,” said Gilmour.
“But this is something I’ve been dreaming of, and when I go out there I need to show that I’m not just a passenger, I need to be there and do something different to keep my position in the team.
“But the boys have been brilliant with me, Toni Rudiger has been brilliant with me, Azpi (Cesar Azpilicueta) has been brilliant, they are always talking all the time and giving me loads of confidence in training and games.