Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has praised Scotland’s promising midfielder Billy Gilmour after an FA Cup appearance against Hull City.

The Scots starlet appeared in the 68th minute as Chelsea beat the Tigers 2-1. Michy Batshuayi put the Stamford Bridge outfit in front before Fikayo Tomori doubled their lead.

The Belgian netted a winner. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Kamil Grosicki made the game very interesting towards the end with a Hull reply but the Blues held on. Speaking after the game, Lampard was not short of praise in assessment of Gilmour’s performance.

He told the Daily Record: “I thought Billy Gilmour was the best player on the pitch for the period of time that he was on the pitch.

“So I absolutely trust him. He came on, passed it, moved it, simple passes through the lines. Had little bits of contact and I trusted them to come on and do the job.”

Chelsea boss Lampard loves Gilmour

It seems as if Gilmour is in Lampard’s good books these days. After almost every appearance he makes, Lampard has something good to say about one of Scotland’s most promising talents.

Lampard has heaped praise on Chelsea and Scotland youngster Gilmour. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

So far this term Gilmour has made seven senior appearances. He’s also captained some of Chelsea’s youth sides, including captaincy opportunities in the UEFA Youth League.

One of Scotland’s brightest prospects of the future is quickly becoming one of Chelsea’s. Lampard clearly sees Gilmour’s potential and the youngster is coming up with the goods.

Long may it continue.

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