'Work rate is insane': Ex-teammate says 21-year-old on Chelsea's books doesn't stop running

Nathan Dyer has claimed that Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher has one of the highest work rates he’s ever seen.

Gallagher, 21, is an exciting Chelsea talent currently ripping it up out on loan with Crystal Palace.

The box-to-box midfielder has been rewarded with a senior England debut recently because of his Palace form. Previously, he spent the 2019/20 campaign out on loan in the Championship before last season in the top flight at West Brom.

His 2019/20 season was split into two parts, joining Swansea City in the second half of the campaign after success at Charlton Athletic.

Retired attacker Nathan Dyer, who played alongside Gallagher as a teammate at Swansea, has been raving about the talent of the Chelsea academy product. For instance, he’s claimed that the 21-year-old doesn’t stop running and has bundles of energy.

“His work rate is insane. It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. He just doesn’t stop and that was a massive thing for Swansea, to have that kind of energy to press from the front,” Dyer told The Times.

“He’s standing out more because of his goals and assists and it’s making him the complete package.

“Every day in training he would do something that would be a bit special but he was so humble.”

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Chelsea have another gem

Gallagher’s stock appears to be rising every week.

The central midfielder is consistently performing in Patrick Vieira’s Palace XI, so his challenge is to continue that from now until the end of the season. Afterwards, his eyes must be on breaking into the Chelsea midfield.

A lot has been made about his goalscoring contributions, as he’s been directly involved in nine goals in just 17 appearances for Palace.

However, the energy and enthusiasm that Dyer mentions is equally impressive. Current Chelsea star Mason Mount is someone that possesses the same kind of trait, too.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.