“I can’t lie” – Brighton replace Moises Caicedo with former Chelsea midfielder
Brighton midfielder Billy Gilmour received high praise from his manager Roberto De Zerbi following a strong performance in Brighton’s 4-1 victory over Wolves. Gilmour, who started his first game of the season, played a commanding role in the midfield alongside Pascal Gross.
De Zerbi described Gilmour as “a smart player” and praised his attitude and behavior. He also noted Gilmour’s improvement and transformation as a player during his time at Brighton.
Gilmour joined Brighton from Chelsea last summer for £7 million and spent much of the previous season on the bench. He faced competition from midfielders Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister, who played crucial roles in Brighton’s impressive season, securing a Europa League qualification.
The 22-year-old midfielder has faced personal challenges, including harassment from a social media influencer, which affected his personal and professional life. However, with the legal case behind him, Gilmour can now focus on establishing himself as a prominent member of Brighton’s squad.
Following the departures of key midfielders like Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo, Gilmour has an opportunity to secure more playing time and continue his development at Brighton. He will be looking to build on his recent performance and contribute to the team’s success in the upcoming matches.
Brighton’s next game is against Newcastle on Saturday, August 26, and Gilmour will be aiming to make an impact on the pitch.