Chelsea legend sends message to Gilmour after his poor performance against Leicester City

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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour impressed with two stunning performances just before the lockdown.

Gilmour dominated the midfield and earned the man of the match in games against Liverpool and Everton.

However, the season’s resumption hasn’t gone on too well with Gilmour as he struggled in the game against Leicester City.

The 19-year-old’s passes were shabby as well as his positioning at times and he could not come to terms with the game. Frank Lampard had seen enough by half-time, and Gilmour was eventually subbed off as he didn’t come onto the pitch for the second half.

Chelsea hero Pat Nevin has now revealed that Gilmour will get back to his previous form as he admitted that the lack of football during the lockdown probably affected him.

“It may be that some of the younger players will have a dip in form, that is not something to be too concerned about, that has happened since the dawn of history in the game. It is part of the learning curve and they will be fine,” the former Chelsea winger told the club’s official website.

“Billy Gilmour had a tough afternoon at the King Power Stadium, but will that have a lasting effect? Yes it will, but in a good way.

“No one in the history of the game cruises through a career from day one without difficult times. You have to learn how to cope with it.

“He will be fine not only because of his talent and personality but also because of the management team and the kind of team-mates he has around him. He will be back on the pitch soon enough with their support and of course ours.”

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