Conor Gallagher’s biggest challenge at Chelsea identified ahead of Crystal Palace return


Chelsea player Conor Gallagher has learned that his biggest challenge for the Blues will be to maintain his current level ahead of a summer return to Stamford Bridge.

Gallagher, 21, took his goal tally to six for his second Premier League season so far with his impeccable performance in Crystal Palace’s 3-1 triumph over Everton on Sunday afternoon.

A display that has excited Blues fans around the world and on social media and quite optimistic about the talent they will possess this summer.

In the game itself, according to FBref.com, the youngster made a total of 44 passes with a 91.7% success rate.

He also completed a total of 41 runs in the competition at Selhurst Park, with four of those runs and advances counted as progressive.

The kind of training West Londoners really need in their midfield amid their current injury crisis at the post.

Despite rumors of a potential return to her parent club sooner than initially anticipated due to the injury situation, it appears Marina Granovskaia and co. be wary of delaying the 21-year-old’s progress and development in the process.



Conor Gallagher has been truly impressive on loan at Crystal Palace

football.london understands that Gallagher doesn’t expect to return to Stamford Bridge during the winter, despite an injury crisis in the middle of the park.

In November, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel discussed the midfielder’s fortunes and the chances of a recall.

He said: “I actually didn’t think about it.

“I think it’s important for him to be happy where he is and not to change things. It’s important to be calm, I feel him happy there and that he has that impact at Crystal. Palace.

“It’s too early to speak in public before speaking with Conor himself and his goals. It will happen this summer, as we all agreed on the decision to send him to Palace.

“He saw a possibility for him. I’m not surprised the national coach likes him because I liked him from day one.

“Humble, kind, smiling and always ready to give everything, want to learn and improve.”


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Now that we are fully aware of the situation with the player, his current manager Patrick Vieira will prepare his star talent for his summer return to his current club ahead of a potential role in Tuchel’s squad next season.

In order for the former West Brom lender to compete for a place in Tuchel’s squad, Vieira has warned him of the biggest challenge that awaits him now despite his current searing form for South Londoners.

He said in his post-match press conference after Everton’s victory: “Yeah, I’m not at all surprised. And he’s not the type to be too busy. He wants to improve himself. .

“He’s really humble and he works hard. And the challenge for him is to maintain that level to meet his expectations. Today he was fantastic. And I think when the team play at that level as well, that allowed him and some of the players to express themselves. “

The Palace boss then added, when asked about Gallagher’s high performance potential in terms of goals: “I don’t know if I should put a number or not.

“But we’re looking at how many chances he creates in the game and how many chances the team creates. His timing to get into the box is always good.

“And he can finish. So we have to keep challenging him. We have to keep working with him to keep improving, but he can score goals. So as a team we have to play to enable that. type of players who have the quality to score to take risks. “

Will Gallagher’s potential reinstatement in the West London club squad affect their plans to sign a new midfielder in the next transfer window with Aurélien Tchouameni and Declan Rice seen as both? main options?

Perhaps the Blues are now more likely to sign a new midfielder in January and then add Gallagher to the midfield roster for the 2022/23 season.

It will certainly be interesting to see how all the dominoes play out in this situation.

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