Lampard explains why Gilmour started against Everton

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard named 18 year old midfielder Billy Gilmour in the starting XI for the victory over Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Asked prior to kick-off if it was an easy decision to hand Gilmour his first Premier League start for Chelsea, Lampard said: “On one hand, yes, because he deserves to play; on the other hand, we have injuries and suspensions in the same area.

“But I don’t want that to be the reason Billy is playing. Billy is playing because he has trained well all season. He played very well against Liverpool and I expect more of the same today.

“He’s young and I don’t want to heap too much on his shoulders but I believe in him and in the midfield.

“We’re young in there today but hopefully we’ll have a lot of energy and quality.”

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