Eighteen-year-old Scot Gilmour burst onto the scene last month
Last Updated: 13/04/20 3:29pm
Speaking on The Football Show, Frank Lampard explains how Billy Gilmour burst onto the scene for Chelsea
Frank Lampard says Billy Gilmour impressed in Chelsea training long before his impressive performances last month.
Midfielder Gilmour burst onto the scene with two man-of-the-match displays in early March in wins over Liverpool and Everton, with the 18-year-old Scot earning plaudits both inside and outside of Chelsea.
Here, speaking on The Football Show, Chelsea boss Lampard explained how Gilmour’s focus on the basics is outstanding, and how he was knocking on the door for a starting spot long before last month…
‘He just had to train with the first team’
Lampard revealed how it was difficult not to move Gilmour from academy training to the first team, such was his high level of performance at Cobham, and insists the young midfielder does the basics right, often the hardest thing to do…
“We’ve had a few of the young players come through this year, and that has given me great pleasure, as they are great to work with. They want to come in, they want to learn, and they’re like sponges.
“Billy has given me as much pleasure as anyone. When you look at Billy, he can be quite slight in terms of his size, he’s quite quiet, young and polite, but then you train day-to-day with him through the season.
Gilmour was man of the match in Chelsea’s wins over Liverpool and Chelsea in early March
“He moved over to the first team quite a while ago…