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‘6, 8, or 10’ – Billy Gilmour reveals his most preferred position

Young Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour has revealed his most preferred midfield position while on the pitch.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been really impressive at Chelsea since making his first senior team debut last season.

The young midfielder was hit with a major injury blow late into last season which ruled him out for months.

He bursted into limelight last season with a world-class FA cup display against Champions Liverpool, where he earned the Man Of The Match award for that game.

Gilmour was withheld by Chelsea from going out on loan this season ahead of fellow midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley.

He started for the second time this season in Chelsea’s triumphant victory against League Two side Morecambe FC.

While speaking to Chelsea’s official website, the teenage sensation revealed he is happy to play any role in midfield assigned to him by the manager.

When asked about the differences between the roles and how he feels playing either of them, he said:

“When you’re playing deeper, you’re more likely to go and receive the ball from the defenders, dictate play, create opportunities and also protect the defence

“It’s similar in the number eight position but you’re doing it in a more attacking sense where you need to make the box and make more forward runs.”

He was then asked about his most preferred position and the teenager revealed he is happy to play either an holding midfield role or a number 8 role.

In his words, he said:

“I don’t really have a preference. I enjoy playing both positions. I’ll happily do whatever I’m asked to do because I know that I’ve done both in my career so far.”

With Kante out of Chelsea’s squad to face Fulham due to suspension, Gilmour may be handed another star – though unlikely due to Jorginho’s presence.

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