Billy Gilmour has opened up on the advice given to him by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard prior to his FA Cup appearance against Hull City at the weekend.
The Scotland starlet appeared from the bench as the Blues beat the Tigers 2-1. Michy Batshuayi got the first strike before Fikayo Tomori scored the winning goal.
Kamil Grosicki scored a consolation for Hull. Speaking after the game, Gilmour says his Chelsea boss had a few things to pass onto him before taking to the field.
As quoted by Football London, he said: “He just told me to go on, get my foot on the ball, play my passing and play my own game, and to go and enjoy it, as he always tells me.
“So I went out there and got on the ball and tried to calm things down and get it down on the deck, but it was a good game.”
Upwards trajectory for Gilmour at Chelsea
Gilmour has gone from strength to strength this season. He’s made his Premier League debut this term and has even started some matches in the Carabao Cup.
Last term, Gilmour was only considered a Chelsea prospect. With Lampard’s backing now, however, the Scottish starlet is beginning to get more and more minutes whenever he gets the chance.
So far this season Gilmour has played seven times in senior action. Most of his appearances have come in the cup, so with Chelsea through to the next round of the FA Cup to face either Liverpool or Shrewsbury, perhaps that’s when we will see Gilmour again.
It’s great to see that one of Scotland’s brightest prospects is highly thought of by someone who was an exceptional player on his day.