Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher joined Swansea City in January on loan for the rest of the campaign and is making a big impression at the Liberty Stadium.
After impressing in the first of the season with Charlton Athletic, the Blues decided to move the 20-year-old over to Championship rivals Swansea to compete in a potential promotion bid.
He’s been used as an attacking midfielder for the Swans, supplying five assists in nine appearances for them so far.
Swansea are a team four points away from the play-offs as they try to chase down the top six and their manager Steve Cooper has raved about the impact of their Chelsea loanee.
“Anyone who sees him play can see how hard he works,” Cooper told Swansea’s official website.
“He is adding value. He is not the loudest lad in the world and there is nothing wrong with that. He has fitted in really well.”
Should Blues repeat Loftus-Cheek method?
With Gallagher proving he’s a real talent in the Championship, it will be interesting to see how Chelsea approach his future going into next season.
The England Under-21 international is a box-to-box midfielder that can play in either deeper or attacking positions, but it’s currently extremely crowded in the centre of the park within Frank Lampard’s squad.
He’s an academy graduate from Chelsea that looks like he’s got the potential to be a hit at Stamford Bridge, but perhaps the club should repeat the method they took with Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Loftus-Cheek spent the 2017/18 campaign developing his game out on loan with Crystal Palace, before making a big impression the next season in Chelsea’s first-team.
One potential option for the club to consider is sending Gallagher to a top-flight rival next season to help him and surely there will be plenty of suitors queuing up for him.