Updated: Mar 22
Gilmour's rapid rise to stardom has been one of the biggest talking points at Stamford Bridge and the Scot has revealed former Barcelona star Iniesta was the player he always loved to watch.
Chelsea's teen sensation Billy Gilmour has named Andres Iniesta as the midfield star he looked up to as a teenager.
The 18-year-old was named man of the match in the Blues' FA Cup win over Liverpool and in Sunday's 4-0 victory over Carlo Ancelotti's Everton in the Premier League.
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Gilmour, who earned praise from his manager Frank Lampard following his impressive display when deployed in midfield, says Iniesta was the player in world football who he always looked up to when he was learning the game.
“It was always Iniesta," he told BBC Sport when asked who his idol was. “I just loved the way he played, how he got the ball, passing the ball.
“I like to get on the ball, drop deep a lot and create play. I’ve always been told to work hard and everything else will fall in place.”