Secret scout gives verdict on Billy Gilmour

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18 year old Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has made 5 appearances in all competitions so far this season for the Blues and is highly rated at the club.

Daily Mail’s Secret Scout has given his verdict on the 18 year old midfielder.

“This young Scot looks destined for a good career but he knows he faces fierce competition at Chelsea,” Secret Scout told Daily Mail.

“On a cold and windy night he was the hub of an enthusiastic and well-coached Under 23 side who pressed in outstanding fashion from the front.

“Gilmour — playing from the base of a midfield triangle — was at the centre of all good things in a team which exuded athleticism and skilful interchanging. Taking every opportunity to move upfield from deep, Gilmour found his forward players with early, accurate passes.

“Rarely caught in possession, he showed toughness at close quarters and his low centre of gravity and determination helped to extricate him from tight situations. He likes a tackle and has no fear of bigger and more muscular opponents. A right-footed player at around 5ft 7in, as captain he showed leadership and urged his colleagues on with a supportive voice.

“What I really liked was that — although he was the deepest midfielder — he was able to use his team’s ball retention to join in attacks.

“I saw him regularly up in support on the edge of the opposition penalty box. He battled in the air and was not disturbed by the fact that he was not winning any of his heading duels. He is what I call a midfield ‘buzzer’ in a team full of vibrant performers.”

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