Chelsea fans go wild over 'exquisite' moment from Conor Gallagher in Crystal Palace game last night
Conor Gallagher put in another excellent performance last night in a Crystal Palace jersey – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter were left blown away by the youngster’s bit of skill for his brilliant goal.
Gallagher, who’s the latest Chelsea talent to come out of the sparkling academy, is enjoying a superb season-long loan at Palace.
The box-to-box midfielder scored his eighth goal of the season across all competitions on Wednesday during Palace’s 4-1 Premier League win away to Watford.
He netted late in the first half with some stunning piece of individual skill.
First of all, he opened up his body and produced a deft touch to control a pass expertly inside the opposition’s penalty box. Afterwards, he side-footed an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media went wild over the “exquisite” touch from the Blues loanee in the midweek match.
Here are some Chelsea fans waxing lyrical about Gallagher:
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It’s going to feel like a brand new signing when Gallagher returns to Chelsea in the summer after his loan across London.
The 22-year-old’s got all the tools to his game as an all-action central midfielder, so it seems a no-brainer he gets a chance in Thomas Tuchel’s squad next season.
It’s so important to see him tearing it up in the Premier League because that’s the level needed to make a first-team breakthrough.
He’s yet to make his competitive senior debut for Chelsea, but it’s clear he’s another diamond from the academy system.
Gallagher, who recently eared huge praise from Rio Ferdinand for his impact at Palace this season, is a star in the making.