Billy Gilmour reveals how Frank Lampard switched his position at half time vs United

Chelsea academy starlet Billy Gilmour started a senior match against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup last night, and he didn’t look out of place that’s for sure.

The Blues lost the game and no player really stood out after a night to forget for them really, but Gilmour very much looked comfortable in a senior role.

The 18-year old is highly rated at the club and Frank Lampard has been looking to give him some just rewards in the shape of first team game time.

Unfortunately though, alongside Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic, the three central midfielders just lacked that creativity and were perhaps too similar in style of play.

But there is no doubting the technical ability of Gilmour.

After a torrid first half for the Blues, Lampard made a tactical switch that directly involved Gilmour, but perhaps wasn’t so obvious to the watching supporters.

But speaking with the Chelsea website, Gilmour has revealed:

“I was hoping for a win which we didn’t get, which is gutting.

“Second half we were a totally different team. We changed formation in midfield with a two and a one, I was the one and had a bit more freedom to try and get on the ball.

“We looked more dominant on the front foot, we played very well and then just a great free-kick separated the two teams.

“I was playing against McTominay who is a Scotland international. I wanted to put myself up against him and I thought I was okay against him.”


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