Chelsea boss Frank Lampard fires warning to teenage star Billy Gilmour after the lead role against Liverpool
“The hard work is now beginning”: Chelsea boss Frank Lampard fires warning to teenage star Billy Gilmour after starring against Liverpool in FA Cup
- Teenage girl Billy Gilmour brought a man from the competition in the FA Cup
- Chelea’s most popular youth perspective helped the blues to a 2-0 win over Liverpool
- Frank Lampard can start Gilmour in their Premier League clash with Everton
- The Blues boss, however, insisted that the hard work had just begun
Frank Lampard insists that Billy Gilmour will keep his feet on the ground despite the teenage midfielder’s star-turn against Liverpool.
Scotland-younger Gilmour produced a first-class appearance, in which the game was in control when Chelsea dumped the FA Cup Liverpool Premier League champion on Tuesday with a 2-0 win.
Now the 18-year-old could enjoy a new start in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Everton, given Chelsea’s long injury list.
Billy Gilmour must keep his feet on the ground, despite a leading role against Liverpool
The teenager helped Chelsea win 2-0 in the FA Cup and earned the man from the match
Frank Lampard has reminded the Scottish prodigy that his work has just begun
The Blues can be as many as nine regulars when the Toffees arrive at Stamford Bridge and Lampard will immediately throw Gilmour into action again.
Asked what Gilmour was like in the aftermath of his coming-of-age show against Liverpool, Lampard said: “The same thing. We had Wednesday off, so I am sure he enjoyed it. He should do it, his family was here for the competition.
‘Knowing Billy, even at a young age, he is a very determined young man, he is very smart.
Lampard may even give him a place in the base against Everton on Sunday
Lampard maintained that Gilmour had the same attitude during training as before his rise
“He will understand that it was a very good game for him, but that the hard work is now starting.
‘I think he should really enjoy the moment and I am very happy for him.
“But in terms of how I’ve seen him everywhere, it’s the same attitude, the same training, the same ethics, the same quality; all so good. “
Everton goes to West London under the leadership of former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, who in 2010 sent the Blues to their first domestic double.
The 60-year-old is fighting to push the Goodison Park club back to the Premier League table, and Lampard says his former Blues boss will receive a warm welcome.
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Asked what kind of reception he expects from Ancelotti, Lampard said: ‘A very good one, he is highly respected in his own house and with the fans.
“We all respect his time at the club. A gentleman, a fantastic manager, I loved working with him personally and he will receive a great welcome.
‘He is a great man manager, really great on a personal level, great in establishing relationships with the players to try and get the best out of them.
‘He is tactically very good, has a very calm manner; never too high, never too low.
“And he’s someone I really enjoyed working with. We had a very successful year in that first year to win the double and from that moment on I kept in touch with him every now and then. And I have enormous respect for him. “