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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour was given a rare start in such a huge game, as the Blues faced Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round tie at Stamford Bridge.
Question mark was on how Gilmour will perform, and the 18-year-old didn’t only perform well, but he bossed the midfield and inspired Chelsea to a 2-0 win against the Reds, winning the man of the match in the process.
Gilmour was up against his national team captain Andrew Robertson, and Gilmour has revealed how buzzing it was for him to swap shirts with Robertson, and how the captain acknowledged seeing him soon in the national team.
“After the Liverpool game I swapped [shirts] with Andy Robertson,” Gilmour explained on Sky Sports’ The Football Show.
“He came up to me after the game and he was just saying, “Well done, you played really well. Keep doing it. Hopefully see you soon in the first-team squad”. ‘That was great to hear that from the captain.
“And I asked him if it was okay to swap shirts with him and he said, ‘No problem, we’ll do it inside’ so that was me buzzing!”