The surprising position that Joe Cole thinks Billy Gilmour is destined to play

It is not often that a football player bursts onto the scene and literally has every single football pundit and fan talking about him.

That has certainly been the case for Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour in the last few weeks of football before the dreaded virus shut it down.

The 18-year old came in for Frank Lampard to replace the injured Mateo Kovacic, and the suspended Jorginho. And he came in and did just as good if not a better job than his counterparts, he was simply magnificent.

There is no doubt that the Scottish under-21 international has a massive future in the game, he literally has it all.

And former Chelsea player was full of compliments for him in an interview with The Daily Star.

But interestingly enough, he does not see Gilmour staying in that deep role in midfield in the future, he believes he will end up playing in the ten role.

He said:

“Billy was terrific [against Liverpool], a real talent. A cultured footballer. He can be what he wants. I like him in that midfield role.

“But I think he might eventually develop and play further up the pitch, like a ten. All Billy needs to do is keep his feet on the ground.

“He’s another massive asset for Chelsea. It will all come down to how he performs. Once you’ve got that shirt it’s up to you to deal with it.

“To be where he is and playing how he is is a massive achievement for him and his parents. He’s a well-grounded young man.”