'Good news, perfect': Some Chelsea fans left delighted over what they're hearing about Conor Gallagher now

A section of Chelsea supporters have met a sizeable piece of information concerning Conor Gallagher with an encouraging response.

The Athletic broke the major news yesterday that the Blues will not be able to recall either Gallagher or Billy Gilmour in January due to a clause in their loan deals.

Both Cobham academy graduates have made the minimum number of appearances for Crystal Palace and Norwich City respectively to prevent a move back to Stamford Bridge after the New Year.

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This might plunge a dagger through Thomas Tuchel’s heart, as the two talented midfielders could’ve helped ease the burden on his bruised squad.


However, plenty of Chelsea fans actually met this update with great optimism.

They felt the youthful pairing would develop better away from the clutches of their parent club, for now.

Here’s how they reacted to the fresh material about Gallagher and Gilmour on Twitter:


Why fix what isn’t broke?

On paper, the decision to leave the young pubs with their current trainers seems like a wise one.

Gallagher is arguably enjoying his finest season in senior football under the watchful eye of Patrick Vieira.

He is now in contention for the England first-team, thanks to the form he has shown in a Palace shirt.

Gilmour meanwhile started the campaign slowly alongside Daniel Farke, yet is growing again now Dean Smith is in charge.

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Continuing to feature regularly in the Premier League must be the mantra for the two players in their 20s.

There is no guarantee they would have been top of Tuchel’s list had they come back to Chelsea earlier than expected.

A future in blue certainly awaits Gallagher and Gilmour, but just not for the moment.  

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.