Crystal Palace supporters on social media have ordered Conor Gallagher not to re-join Chelsea in response to a report regarding his future.
According to Eurosport, Gallagher is concerned he won’t be able to break back into Thomas Tuchel’s squad after his spell with Palace concludes.
People close to the 21-year-old say he has worries that the club might strengthen from outside sources in the next few transfer windows, rather than from within their own ranks.
An understandable fear, considering the Blues have been heavily linked to the likes of Aurelian Tchouameni and Jude Bellingham.
Eurosport claim Chelsea have reminded Gallagher that a strong season in a Palace jersey will boost his chances of a Stamford Bridge return.
However, the player himself is still seemingly wary of the pitfalls that could lie ahead.
Although this might not be great news for fans of the Champions League holders, those of a Selhurst Park persuasion had reason to rejoice.
Their thought process is: why go back to a side that can’t guarantee you regular game time, when you are one of the first names on the team sheet here?
Here’s their reaction to Gallagher’s apparent thought process on Twitter:
No point sitting on the bench Conor. Come to Palace! #cpfc— scott wilford (@wilford1) November 16, 2021
Hopefully he doesn’t beg for playing time at Chelsea and just comes to us— g (@palaceawayyy) November 16, 2021
Will Con be gone?
Of course, Gallagher’s position at Chelsea does very much rely on the number of signings made in January and summer.
Bringing even one new central midfielder would harm the England international’s chances.
That’s not including the possible permanent recruitment of Saul Niguez, who remains on trial during his loan stint away from Atletico Madrid.
Then there’s Billy Gilmour to consider, who is another academy graduate on the cusp of a Chelsea recall.
All Gallagher can do for now is continue flying high with the Eagles, and let the required eggs hatch when necessary.