Billy Gilmour patience, Ben Chilwell audition and Man United a massive chance for Frank Lampard

Billy Gilmour patience

Billy Gilmour has made an excellent impression at Chelsea when he has got his first team chances under Frank Lampard.

However, the 1-0 win over Leicester City was his lowest point for the young Scot as he struggled massively before being taken off at half-time.

Expectation around the 19-year-old has grown massively after his performances against Liverpool and Everton before the long break.

This was Gilmour’s first start since and so there was always going to be a sense of rustiness and there certainly was.

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But there has to be a real sense of perspective and it is all about the bigger picture for the youngster.

I have seen the midfielder on several occasions for the youth teams, and even then he might have the odd bad game.

It is going to happen and as long as Gilmour himself doesn’t get to downbeat about it, then there is still encouragement for the future.

It will be about patience with him, something Frank Lampard will certainly have.

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Just when you think that Ross Barkley is destined for a Chelsea exit, he goes and scores the winner for the Blues.

The 26-year-old has struggled to be a regular starter over the course of his time with Chelsea, but he has had his moments.

It was a well-taken goal from the England international, and he really helped turn the game and add some intensity to the Blues.

In truth, he really should have scored a couple more as the game went on, something that the player himself admitted.

But what is his role at the Blues? Does he really have a future with the club in the long-term?

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Lampard does seem to like the midfielder and he could have a future, but his big appearances still appear to be in the FA Cup.

He is yet to score in the Premier League or…


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