Chelsea boss Frank Lampard handed midfielder Billy Gilmour his first start of the season against Krasnodar following his return from a knee injury.
Gilmour was one of the best players on the pitch for Chelsea on Tuesday and Lampard hailed his performance against Krasnodar as outstanding.
Gilmour looked assured and confident in the Blues’ midfield despite only just starting his first game in four months.
“I thought Billy was outstanding on his return, I felt very comfortable with him coming back in, he’s trained so well, done his rehab and he deserved his chance tonight,” said Lampard.
“So I expect to see more of the same from Billy as he gets stronger now he is past his injury.”