Tuchel has now confirmed that Gilmour is midfield boss

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There have been calls for Thomas Tuchel to give an opportunity to youngster Billy Gilmour since his appointment as Chelsea boss, but the German didn’t seem to trust the 19-year-old.

Gilmour got a rare Premier League start in the 2-0 win over Fulham, but the young midfielder looked very rusty in that game.

With Tuchel keen on resting his midfielders against Manchester City, Gilmour was given a start in midfield against the Citizens, and he owned the middle of the park. Gilmour never looked out of place against a star studded Manchester City side as he bossed the midfield.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel knew that Gilmour had a great game, and showed it in the way he hugged him at the end of the match.

Check out Gilmour’s numbers against Manchester City

73 touches
Completed 66/71 passes
90.6% pass accuracy in opposition half
2 chances created

Indeed, the young midfielder has shown Thomas Tuchel that he can as well be trusted for the big occasion.

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