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

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