Chelsea fans compare Billy Gilmour to Barcelona legend after starring in Everton win
Chelsea fans have compared Billy Gilmour to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta after another man-of-the-match performance. The 18-year-old midfielder played the full 90 minutes as the Blues romped to a 4-0 win against Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Gilmour, who was named man of the match in Tuesday’s FA Cup win against Premier League leaders Liverpool, was the best player on the pitch once again as Mason Mount, Pedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud did the damage in front of goal.
The Scottish starlet was efficient in possession and was at the heart of all of Chelsea’s attacks in a dominant display by Frank Lampard’s side.
While there were a host of positives for the Blues, supporters were effusive in their praise for Gilmour, with many comparing him to Iniesta.
“Billy Gilmour is the Glaswegian Iniesta,” wrote one fan on the social media site.
“Look I’m not getting excited but Billy Gilmour is better than Iniesta,” a second declared.
“Billy Gilmour is tiny but he has a football brain of prime Iniesta,” a third mused.
“Billy Gilmour is the player that andres iniesta thinks he was,” said a fourth.
“Billy Gilmour is the new Iniesta,” another added.
While a final fan wrote: “Billy ‘Iniesta’ Gilmour.”
Former England winger Karen Carney was full of praise for Gilmour’s impressive display.
“Billy Gilmour recycled everything, played everything really simple – one and two touch,” she said on BBC Radio 5 Live.
“He poured energy into that midfield and played at a level way beyond his 18 years. He’s got it all. I’m really impressed.
“Do you play him in the Champions League? I certainly would. I wouldn’t have any hesitation.”
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