Scotland fans have been giving their reactions to the brilliant performance of Billy Gilmour for Chelsea in last night’s FA Cup match with Liverpool.
The 18-year-old was handed a start by manager Frank Lampard, and justified his selection by producing a man-of-the-match display at Stamford Bridge.
Gilmour was making his sixth first-team appearance of the season, and it was undoubtedly his best showing for the Blues so far.
The talented teenager was fearless in the engine room against arguably the best side in Europe right now, and was heavily involved for the home side – who won 2-0 to advance to the competition’s quarter-final stage.
According to Squawka, Gilmour had 62 touches, completed 37 passes, made five tackles, executed two take-ons, won two aerial duels and created one chance.
That chance created was for Olivier Giroud, after the starlet had completed fooled seasoned Reds star Fabinho with an excellent piece of skill in midfield.
The performance was obviously very exciting for Chelsea supporters, but many Scotland fans were also left purring too.
Gilmour is yet to play for his country as a senior, but has represented Scotland at various youth levels.
Here’s what some fans said following the former Rangers youngster’s all-action display against Liverpool:
looks like Steve Clarke went to Stamford Bridge to watch Andy Robertson and came away thinking Scotland might have the new Iniesta in Billy Gilmour
— SPFL Banter *** (@splbanter) March 3, 2020
Billy Gilmour has the potential to go on and be the best player we have produced in Scotland in a long time. Has to be in the Scotland squad for the play off games. Incredible talent but more importantly has a world class attitude & work ethic 👍🏻 https://t.co/6SyKER7ubQ
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) March 3, 2020
Billy gilmour right into that Scotland team for the euros 😂
— DeclanToland (@declantolandd) March 4, 2020
Billy Gilmour is going to finish his career the best athlete Scotland has EVER and WILL EVER produce
— Eli Pettitt (@PettittEli) March 4, 2020
On the bright side for Scottish football , Billy Gilmour at 18 was fantastic tonight.
Get him in Scotland side now and with McTominay, John McGinn , Andy Robertson & John Fleck doing so well at top end of English Football, future looking good . . . . . . . 👍👍👍👍 pic.twitter.com/kNe2Oj2Zus
— Barry Mclaughlin (@ElderRedBud) March 3, 2020
Billy Gilmour and John McGinn in the middle for Scotland might be the first midfield partnership to rival Xavi and Iniesta tbh
— Cian Carroll (@CianByNature) March 3, 2020
Billy Gilmour better get a call up for Scotland this month
— jonny scott (@jonnyscott1910) March 4, 2020
Watching highlights of Billy Gilmour last night and I’m away to stick £50 on Scotland winning the euros
— Lee (@leeg1903) March 4, 2020