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Chelsea evening headlines as Billy Gilmour names Man United midfielder as toughest opponent

Here are your Chelsea evening headlines for Tuesday, 7 April.

Billy Gilmour names Man Utd man as his toughest opponent

Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour has already tested himself against some of the Premier League’s best, but his toughest opponent may surprise some people.

The teenager made the revelation during a Twitch stream and, rather than any of his opponents in the victories over Liverpool and Everton, he went back to the League Cup meeting with Manchester United when naming the player who was the most difficult to play against.

“In a game I’d say Scott McTominay, not just because he’s Scottish, it was just in that game I found it very difficult,” Gilmour said, recalling the Scotland international’s display when United won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

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“[There’s] no rivalry, I don’t know him that well. But after the match he did text me and said, ‘keep doing what you’re doing’. I thought that was really nice of him.”

Marcos Alonso picks favourite Blues goal and names the one former team-mate he’d take back

Marcos Alonso has chipped in with a fair few goals in a Chelsea shirt, despite playing as a left-back or left wing-back for the club.

The Spaniard has netted 22 times in four seasons for the club, but picked out his goal against Tottenham in the 2017 league victory over Tottenham as his best Blues effort.

“Best goal? It is hard to pick one, but I would have to say the free-kick at Wembley against Spurs,” Alonso said during an Instagram Q&A session.

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Alonso scored both goals in the 2-1 victory, but his first – a free-kick curled into the top corner – left the biggest mark.

Fans also asked him which former Chelsea player he’d like to see back at the club, and he chose a fellow Spain international and fellow member of the 2016/17 title-winning side.

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