Manchester City's Foden says he was impressed 'every time' he has faced Chelsea youngster

Manchester City starlet Phil Foden said he was impressed every time he played against Chelsea’s “great talent” Billy Gilmour.

Unlike Foden who has emerged as a key player for Manchester City this season, Gilmour has not played as regularly at Chelsea.

It is understandable, though, since the latter is two years younger and was just officially promoted to the first-team back a few months ago in February.

But the two have already faced each other a couple of times on the pitch, including when Chelsea defeated Manchester City at Etihad Stadium last month.

Foden was clearly impressed by the 19-year-old’s performances in during their encounters.


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“He’s a great talent,” the England international said about Gilmour (via Football London).

“He’s still so young and has a lot to learn.

“But I’ve played against him a few times and every time I’ve played against him I’ve been impressed.

“He’s definitely going to be a great player in the future and he’ll be a great player for Scotland.”

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Foden and Gilmour could meet again when England host Scotland in the Euro 2020 group stage on Friday, June 18

There were some injury fears after Gilmour had to be taken off during Scotland’s friendly win over Luxembourg last weekend, but there was no long-term injury issue.

Gilmour clearly has plenty of competition for the starting spots in Scotland midfield, but he will hopefully at least get some minutes at Wembley.

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