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Chelsea boss Lampard hails Billy Gilmour's display against Krasnodar.

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour. [Getty]
Chelsea boss Lampard lauds Blues midfielder Billy Gilmour. [Getty]

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was delighted with Billy Gilmour after the Scottish midfielder put in an excellent display on his return from injury.

The 19-year-old was on the sidelines for four months following a successful knee surgery but returned in style in the Blues’ Champions League clash against FC Krasnodar last night.

And following the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge Lampard backed the youngster to push for a regular spot in his starting XI.

While speaking to BT Sport, the 42-year-old said: "Billy Gilmour was very good on his first start this season as was Tino Anjorin. I'm very pleased. We wanted to win but that wasn't to be.

"I liked the discipline of the team - they had some counter attacking moments but nothing big."

When quizzed whether Gilmour will stay [at the Bridge] or go on loan, Lampard replied: "Not sure. The way he trains and plays I can see him with us. I have to make sure the pathway is right.

"Everyone was pretty good. There weren't outstanding performances but I asked the lads to be professional and they were.

"I don't think we can over-analyse the group stage - we've won the group and it's good progression."

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