Chelsea teenager aims to reach the heights of Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea teenager Billy Gilmour has revealed his ambition of reaching the level of current Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The youngster joined the Blues academy from the Rangers in the summer of 2017 and he has since got the opportunity to training alongside Fabregas, who is a European and World Cup winner with Spain.

In an interview with the Scottish FA, Gilmour suggested that he is learning his trade whilst watching the former Gunners in action and he is hopeful of emulating the Spaniard’s efforts in the centre of the park. He said:"I’ve trained with the first team twice and love watching Cesc Fabregas play. That’s the level I would like to get to. One of the sessions was in preparation for a match and other was a harder session, so that was a great experience."
Meanwhile, the former Gers graduate revealed that he has also worked under Lampard, who is currently the manager of Derby County. He added:"I’ve also worked with Frank Lampard.As a coach he’s been amazing with me – a great help." During the 2017/18 campaign, Gilmour managed a total of 27 appearances with the Under-18 side whilst scoring eight goals during the process.
Like Gilmour, there are a number of quality youngsters who have present in the Chelsea academy but unfortunately, there are no assurances that they can make a similar impression with the first-team. Over the years, the Blues have adopted a loan policy where a number of recruits have been offered opportunities elsewhere and Gilmour may follow a similar route in the next few years before breaking into the first-team.
Chelsea are currently resolving the future of manager Antonio Conte with the season having come to a close. The Blues were expected to part ways with the Italian shortly after the FA Cup final win but they have apparently held onto the 48-year-old with a suitable replacement yet to be found.