Crystal Palace supporters (and a few from Chelsea) on social media were mostly in agreement about Conor Gallagher’s Player of the Month award.
Gallagher’s first four weeks as an Eagle have flown by in a flash, with some fabulous moments to flaunt.
He has started all three Premier League games accessible to him this season, unable to face his parent club on matchday one.
His brace against West Ham United before the international break were the first competitive goals of the Patrick Vieira era, the second of which a brilliant example of composure under pressure.
That draw in the capital gave Palace the springboard to beat another of their London rivals in the following fixture.
Vieira’s side tore apart Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 on Saturday, with Gallagher providing the assist for Odsonne Edouard’s second of the afternoon.
Selhurst Park was full of applause for the Chelsea loanee that day, as they were when he was presented the individual honour for August.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
There is going to be heartbreak at the end of this season. This guy is something else— Adam Farrington (@apfarrington) September 13, 2021
PERMANENT— 🏴🇮🇪🏴🇸🇪 (@CPFCMax9) September 13, 2021
From Stamford to Selhurst
Whilst Palace fans revel in Gallagher’s presence, Chelsea followers will also be keeping a keen eye on his progress.
For the 21-year-old, reclaiming a spot in Thomas Tuchel’s squad is the top target come the end of the campaign.
Continue in this vein of form and the German coach won’t be able to turn the other cheek.
Of course, a certain winged bird might have a different say in the matter.
If Gallagher can help Palace to a top-half finish – something they haven’t managed since 2014/15 – then the Eagles will have every right to try and sign him permanently.