Chelsea star Billy Gilmour hails impact of Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas on his development

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Apr 2020 8:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.2kShares Advertisement Advertisement Comment Gilmour has burst onto the season this season (Picture: Getty Images)Chelsea wonderkid Billy Gilmour has hailed the ‘incredible’ ability of former teammate and Arsenal hero Cesc Fabregas, who he admits has taught him valuable lessons early in his career.The 18-year-old has turned heads with a string of standout displays this season, most notably in the Blues’ 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool in March, where he marked himself as one of the rising stars at the west London club.Gilmour made the switch from Rangers to Chelsea in 2017, where he kept a close eye on ex-Blues midfielder Fabregas in an attempt to try and emulate his style.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe teenager told BT Sport: ‘We had to analyse our own game and then compare it to a player. I thought I would do Fabregas. Growing up, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas were the type of players I would base my game around, how I play.‘Fabregas’ one-touch play and playing around the corner, how he could get out of tight areas, it was incredible. ‘There was no better player to pick and when I came into first-team training a few times when he was there, it was great to see him.‘I could watch him in training and see how he put it into a game. I was trying to take some of that stuff from training with him and take it into my game.’ Fabregas spent five seasons at Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)When asked which of his current Chelsea teammates he looks up to, Gilmour highlighted fellow midfielders Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho.He added: ‘In training, I am always watching them and trying to copy what they have been doing.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They have been brilliant with me off the pitch as well. They are always talking to me, just asking about my upbringing, what it was like at Rangers and getting to know me as well as me getting to know them.‘They are helping me out. It’s quite surreal. They are top players and I train with them and play with them week in, week out. It is something I can only dream of.’MORE: Frank Lampard holds talks with Dries Mertens over Chelsea transferMORE: Chelsea target Andre Onana hints at transfer after appearing to say goodbye to AjaxFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Chelsea star Billy Gilmour hails impact of Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas on his developmentlast_img read more

No more dengue outbreak in Iloilo City

first_imgLastyear from Jan. 1 to Dec. 14 PHO recorded 22,040 dengue cases with 78 deaths.This was 882 percent higher than 2018’s PHO-recorded 2,244 cases with sixdeaths and 2017’s 1,321 cases with eight deaths./PN “But we should not be complacent. Weneed to continue our anti-dengue activities in schools and barangays. Theregular clean-up drive to get rid of mosquito breeding places must besustained,” said Dr. Annabelle Tang, the CHO officer-in-charge. Last year, from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, itrecorded 3,329 dengue cases with 16 deaths, and an attack rate of 701 per100,000 population. The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP)declared a state of calamity due to dengue in July 2019. From Jan. 1 to 4, this year, theIloilo City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (ICESU) recorded seven cases ofdengue with zero deaths. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viralinfection causing a severe flu-like illness that could sometimes be fatal. Itscarriers are day-biting mosquitoes (Aedes albpictus and Aedesaegypti) that live and breed and clean, stagnant water. The surge in dengue cases last yearresulted to hospitals bursting at the seams with patients. There was a shortagein hospital rooms, beds, doctors, and nurses. The 2019 dengue cases were 278.7percent higher than 2018’s cases. The demand for blood (for bloodtransfusion to dengue patients) also spiked.center_img In Iloilo province, dengue caseswere dropping, too. Data from the provincial government’s Hospital ManagementOffice as of the first week of January showed nine dengue patients remaining indistrict hospitals and there were no more new dengue hospital admissions. ILOILO City – Cases of dengue fever inthis southern city have dropped below the epidemic threshold, according to theCity Health Office (CHO). These24 LGUs were Cabatuan, Passi City, Maasin, Sara, Ajuy, Leon, Janiuay, SanDionisio, Banate, Concepcion, Leganes, Tigbauan, Miag-ao, Dueñas, Igbaras, NewLucena, Mina, Zarraga, Bingawan, Barotac Viejo, San Enrique, Lemery, SanRafael, and Tubungan. “Thereis an epidemic threshold and alert threshold. By the 49th morbidity week, wewere already below the alert level,” said Trabado. Thenumber of cases was now below the “alert threshold”, said Provincial HealthOffice’s (PHO) Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado. Mayor Jerry Treñas said CHO needed 13more doctors to boost its services, especially against dengue. Bythe 50th morbidity week (Dec. 8 to 14, 2019), PHO recorded 36 cases and 24 ofIloilo’s 43 local government units (LGUs) recorded no new cases.last_img read more