'Incredibly special': Some Chelsea fans in awe of their 21-year-old's international display last night

Chelsea supporters on social media were once again singing Conor Gallagher’s praises thanks to his exhibition for England Under-21s last night.

Gallagher etched his name onto the scoresheet for the Three Lions against Slovenia yesterday in their Euro 2023 qualifying clash.

The 21-year-old had only netted once for his country before the game in Celje on Thursday.

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Lee Carsley’s side cruised to an early 2-0 lead thanks to goals from the Crystal Palace loanee and Cole Palmer.

However, Slovenia decided to spoil the party by drawing level in the second half and snatch some of the spoils.

Despite the largely disappointing result from an English perspective, Gallagher’s individual performance had a lot to be admired.

Respect that Chelsea fans duly delivered.

Here’s how they reacted to the midfielder’s efforts on Twitter:

Gallagher prince of the Palace

Scoring on international duty ticks another box in Gallagher’s checklist this season.

His move across London in the summer has been nothing but positives from the get-go.

Six Premier League starts from a possible six for Palace – he was unable to face Chelsea on matchday one – with two goals and an assist to his name.

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He was also awarded the club’s Player of the Month for August.

Already a favourite amongst the Eagles flock, Gallagher has also become a personal treat for some pundits.

Chelsea’s Conor conclusion

Understandably, Chelsea will be watching their pupil’s progress extremely intently.

Thomas Tuchel must be aware of the golden-haired, blue-eyed prospect making waves not far from Stamford Bridge.

Although the campaign’s conclusion is still some way off, a decision about Gallagher’s Chelsea future must already be in discussion.

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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.