Frank Lampard hailed Billy Gilmour for his “immaculate performance” in Chelsea’s FA Cup victory over Liverpool.
The young midfielder was outstanding as the Blues won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to clinch a place in the quarter finals.
Manager Lampard declared: “I’ve got absolute trust in Billy. If he’s small in stature, he’s huge in personality. He’s also hugely talented.
“What a performance. Not just as a youngster coming into the team – he performed like a top-class player. It was great for Billy.
“Billy showed that he’s absolutely comfortable at this level. He put in an immaculate performance. Brilliant performance.”
On a less positive note for Chelsea, their injury concerns increased as Mateo Kovacic and Willian came off with Achilles problems.
Lampard is already without the likes of N’Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic.