Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Wednesday, April 1.
Gilmour named in top 50 youngsters
Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has been included in the top 50 best young players in the world as part of Goal’s 2020 NxGn awards.
Real Madrid youngster Rodrygo topped the list after an impressive 12 months for the European giants.
Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood completed the top three on the Goal list.
Gilmour’s inclusion on the list comes after back-to-back tremendous performances against Liverpool in the FA Cup and then Everton in the Premier League.
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The 18-year-old is the only Chelsea player to make the top 50, coming in at number 33, a place below Liverpool defender Ki-Jana Hoever, and a place above Palmeiras youngster Gabriel Veron.
Blues told to make Kepa decision
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich thinks manager Frank Lampard should keep believing in goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga despite links to other shot-stoppers.
The Blues have been rumoured to hold an interest in AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, as well as Andre Onana of Ajax and Udinese’s Juan Musso.
Kepa joined Chelsea for a club-record fee back in 2018, but has been inconsistent during this 2019/20 season, and faced a period out of the side, with Lampard choosing Willy Caballero in between the posts.
“I was probably in the minority as a goalkeeper as I didn’t mind competition for places,” Bosnich said to Goal.
“I thought being a goalkeeper was the same as any position that if you are not playing well, then it is understandable that someone else comes in.
Chelsea during the break
“With Kepa, it is a little bit different because of the price-tag that surrounds him but it wasn’t Frank Lampard who bought him. It was somebody else.