Chris Sutton heaped praise on Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher after his performance for Crystal Palace last night.

Gallagher, 21, is currently on a season-long loan away from Stamford Bridge.

The box-to-box midfielder has started extremely well at Selhurst Park, playing every minute of Palace’s last five Premier League games.

He was in impressive form for them on Monday during their 1-1 draw against rivals Brighton in the Premier League.

Gallagher was fouled in the box to win the penalty that Palace scored. Also, his all-action display stood out massively because of his tenacious energy in both halves of the pitch for 90 minutes.

BBC pundit and ex-Chelsea player Sutton was totally amazed by the Chelsea-owned youngster yesterday.

“Conor Gallagher has been so busy. Here’s here, there and everywhere,” Sutton said on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport

“Conor Gallagher just doesn’t stop running,” he added.

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Palace a great fit for Conor Gallagher

Chelsea have got it bang on by sending Gallagher to rivals Palace this season.


It’s clear that he’s playing a more expansive style of football under manager Patrick Vieira, so it’s already helping him to grow as a player. 

The English midfielder has arguably been the star player at Palace this campaign, which is why the Blues recruitment team have nailed this loan deal.

Thierry Henry chipped in last night by describing Gallagher as “outstanding” against Brighton.

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Will Chelsea use him next season?

Of course, it’s still fairly early into the 2021/22 season.

However, Gallagher’s performances in the opening month suggest that further down the line he could be part of the Chelsea first-team squad. 

His relentless work rate, accompanied by skill on the ball, makes him a really exciting prospect that could catch the eye of Blues manager Thomas Tuchel.

Chelsea’s academy has produced some top talents during the last few years and Gallagher may be the latest to come off that amazing Cobham production line.

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