Scotland youngster Billy Gilmour was handed a big chance by Chelsea last night as he started their Carabao Cup round of 16 clash at Stamford Bridge.
The talented teenager lasted 70 minutes before he was replaced by Mason Mount as Chelsea bowed out of the League Cup to Manchester United.
Marcus Rashford had opened the scoring for the away side before Michy Batshuayi equalised for Gilmour’s team. Rashford grabbed the winner with a stunning free kick.
Gilmour was composed for Chelsea during Carabao Cup appearance
This was Gilmour’s second start in the competition, having made his first Chelsea start against Grimsby Town.
Against Manchester United though the stakes were raised and Scotland’s 18-year-old prodigy was able to rise to the occasion.
He was tidy in possession and always looked to get the ball rolling in a forward direction. Gilmour even managed a pop at goal with the game standing at 1-0, although Marcus Rojo blocked his effort.
Whilst it was great for Gilmour to appear, his next appearance date is questionable. Frank Lampard was giving him a chance in this competition, but now that the Blues are out, you’d like to think Gilmour’s appearances will be limited.
Still though, Gilmour is continuing to prove he is a special talent that is highly thought of south of the border.