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Following his man of the match performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup victory over Liverpool on Tuesday, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he trusts Billy Gilmour and believes the youngster is ready for the challenge.
“I’ve got absolute trust in Billy,” said Lampard.
“I remember when he first came in against Sheffield United, we drew the game and people questioned this kid who looks like a 15-year-old. I remember someone individually saying that to me.
“But I’ve no problem with him because if he’s small in stature he’s huge in personality, and also huge in talent. And for me, for a midfield player I have lots of questions.
“Do you want to receive the ball in all positions, in all moments? Yes, he does. Do you want to make angles, can you pick the right pass? Yes, he generally does.
“Will you put your foot in? Yes, he does. He does all the right things, and he’s humble. And all his family were here tonight, I think his nan and grandad were down from Scotland.
“And what a performance; not 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. So it was a great performance.”