Frank Lampard has sensationally compared Billy Gilmour’s talents to Manchester United and England legend, Paul Scholes.
The decorated Red Devil who is also part of Class of ’92 is regarded as one of the best midfielders to have ever played in the Premier League.
His overall strength in attack and defence despite his short stature made him stand out amongst his competitors by a mile. Gilmour, who has come up through the Chelsea youth ranks, has demonstrated qualities which were previously seen in Scholes.
“He [Paul Scholes] would always pick the right pass, he had incredible range. If you did try and jump from midfield and get to him and get close to him he’d just play it around the corner because he knew you were coming,” Lampard told Sky Sports.
“Billy has shown early signs of that kind of ability. I’m not comparing him to Scholesy, no way at all, but in terms of those basics that you mentioned, then Billy certainly has them and that’s a great platform to build hopefully a fantastic career.”
Gilmour has been called old-school before, demonstrating all the traits of an all-round central midfielder. He can play in the central pivot, intercept passes, tackle opposition players and at the same time, create plays, deliver key passes and stretch the pitch for his team. The 18-year-old follows old tapes of Cesc Fabregas religiously and the effort clearly shows on the field.
He is viewed as the next generation of top talents at Stamford Bridge, one who can lead the team for years to come under Frank Lampard.