Billy Gilmour got his second start in a row under Thomas Tuchel tonight, and the Scot didn’t disappoint.
Just like last week, he took a while to get going, but once the team was playing well in the second period he really started controlling the tempo.
At full time he Tweeted a celebration of the win, and fans poured into the replies to praise his performance.
One supporter called it a “big performance,” and he certainly stepped up against top opposition today. He was always happy to take the ball off his defenders or play a dangerous pass over the top.
Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic will be back for the Champions League final, and possibly the FA Cup final too – but while he’s playing like this Billy is making a strong case for even more league minutes.
You can see a selection of the reaction to his Tweet embedded here:
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) May 8, 2021
— Jay (@JaySW6_) May 8, 2021
Big performance Billy! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/73Sf7uQPdZ
— RF🏄♂️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (@BallerRF) May 8, 2021
Star. Boy. 👏🔥 pic.twitter.com/wvAcLzwz8Y
— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) May 8, 2021
Great work kid,you did amazing today
— onesi denno tanimola (@DennISIviC) May 8, 2021
Class tonight Billy, top performance mate 👏
— Attila Moso ⭐️⭐️ (@AttilaMoso79) May 8, 2021
Well played Billy 👏 pic.twitter.com/5EDo37fcLl
— 🐐 ⭐ ⭐ (@CFCBilly_) May 8, 2021
Proud of you Billy pic.twitter.com/8rzB7uUGEI
— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) May 8, 2021
You played fearlessly, you did the club and supporters proud mate.
— Patrick Goodwin (@Author_Artist) May 8, 2021
Excellent game from you Billy. Really calm in tight spaces and under-pressure. I bet you're loving it being part of this group 👏🏻
— Belly ⭐⭐ (@belly0992) May 8, 2021
Excellent today, Billy! 💫
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) May 8, 2021
Great performance Broo⚽⚽
— Issa alsaadi (@abosara1313) May 8, 2021
— Time Mthokozisi Gumbo (@TimeLEG_ZW) May 8, 2021
You're a baller…..Blessed blue
— Jefferson (@JeffersonRancho) May 8, 2021
Good job Billy! You smashed it in 2nd half 👏🙌
— CFC⭐⭐ MM champion @ 22 🤩 (@MMBlue19) May 8, 2021