Chelsea fans have backed Billy Gilmour for success after his performance in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup fourth-round on Wednesday night.
After the match, Gilmour took to Twitter to share his disappointment with the result but resilience to continue working hard.
This tweet from the 18-year-old then gathered a lot of replies from Chelsea fans showing their support for the Scottish youngster.
Here’s a sample of Chelsea fans praising Gilmour on his performance and mentality:
YOU make me excited for the future. Hope you stay with Chelsea a long time! ?
— Kristen ? (@KristenPulisic) October 31, 2019
Well done Billy. Just another great step in to a brilliant future…. keep up the hard work and being an inspiration to Liam and the rest of the young Scottish kids…?????????
— Jim Morrison (@Jimmorry79) October 31, 2019
Elite mentality ??
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) October 31, 2019
The teenager played 70 minutes in the match against United on Wednesday, after playing the full 90 in Chelsea’s third round 7-1 thrashing of League Two side Grimsby Town in September (per WhoScored).
Despite not playing the entire match, Gilmour’s performance still earned him a lot of praise from Chelsea fans.
Good performance, Billy! Tough loss, but we have so much to look forward to at Chelsea! You are a real talent, keep up the great work mate!
— Matty Blues ? (@blues_matty) October 31, 2019
You were good bro? heads up ?
— Hammond Ofosu-Appiah (@IamNinoB) October 31, 2019
Well played wee man. Top drawer baller ??????
— Les (@lesc74) October 31, 2019
What do we think?
Despite just being 18 years old, Gilmour has already shown a mature mentality and strong work ethic. His staggered emergence into the Chelsea first-team just goes to show how much faith Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has in the youngster. If he can continue to impress in the opportunities he keeps being given, perhaps we could see Gilmour as a more permanent member of the Chelsea main squad.