Lampard reserves special praise for two players for their performance against Liverpool

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The entire Chelsea team did well against Liverpool as the Blues booked a place in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup after beating Liverpool 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

However, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reserved special praise for two players after the game – man of the match Billy Gilmour and Pedro.

Lampard said of Gilmour: “He does all the right things, and he’s humble. All his family were here tonight, his nan and grandad were down from Scotland, and what a performance. It wasn’t just as a youngster coming into the team, that’s one level, he performed like a top-class player going up against top-class players. It was a great night for Billy.”

Lampard was also pleased with Pedro who made his 200th appearance for the club.

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The Blues boss said: “He was outstanding tonight in work ethic and players look up to him because of what he has done. He is always a goal threat. In terms of the season, parts have been difficult.

“He was in the team at the start, then got injured, then got out, but what he’s shown, particularly in recent weeks, is a real desire to be the best trainer, look sharp, be hungry, give advice and give the young players around him a lift with his body language.

“If he carries on like tonight he can be very important for us for the rest of the season. He’s an infectious player, has consistent work-rate, can always do things with the ball, and gives everything for the team.”

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