Kurt Zouma heaps praise on 'fantastic' Chelsea hero Billy Gilmour

‘He was fantastic, like he is training’: Kurt Zouma heaps praise on Chelsea hero Billy Gilmour after starring in FA Cup victory over Liverpool

  • Billy Gilmour was man-of-the match as Chelsea KO’d Liverpool in the FA Cup
  • Willian and Ross Barkley were the scorers as Frank Lampard’s men won 2-0
  • But it was Gilmour who took all the plaudits in the aftermath of the victory  

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has heaped praise on midfielder Billy Gilmour after a starring role in his side’s 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Gilmour, 18, led the way for Chelsea in the win at Stamford Bridge, where Willian and Ross Barkley scored to lead Frank Lampard’s men into the quarter-finals.

Speaking post-match about man-of-the-match Gilmour, Zouma said: ‘Unbelievable performance, very mature in his game, and calm and clever as well, with the ball and without the ball.

Billy Gilmour produced a stunning display as Chelsea defeated Liverpool 2-0 in the FA Cup

‘He was fantastic, like he is training. He is training very good. He is very confident and he can keep the ball, he is running around and pressing the guys.

‘He has a bright future ahead of him, he just needs to keep working hard.’

Gilmour will now be in contention to face Everton on Sunday in a crucial Premier League match for Chelsea’s top-four hopes. 

Kurt Zouma was quick to praise his team-mate in the aftermath of the win at Stamford Bridge


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