Reports have claimed that Conor Gallagher was very vocal with criticism for Chelsea teammate Mykhailo Mudryk yesterday.

According to The Athletic, the captain on the day was fuming with the quality of a cross that the Ukraine international put in during the opening exchanges of the 0-0 draw with Bournemouth.

Gallagher had the honour of leading the side for the second time yesterday after Ben Chilwell was dropped by manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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The boss elected to start Mudryk in order to give the Blues a more attacking spark to the left-hand-side.

Despite being replaced early in the second half, the 22-year-old enjoyed a promising first half where he created a number of chances for his teammates to break the deadlock.

One of these was for Gallagher, however he took far too long to shoot and instead saw an effort saved well by Neto between the sticks.

Gallagher angry at Mudryk

However, it has been claimed that before this the Englishman was not too happy with his teammate had produced as far as crosses go early on.

Mudryk was replaced in the second half by Cole Palmer, who himself turned down a great opportunity to shoot before missing a big chance to give his side a late lead.

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It remains to be seen whether Gallagher’s record of starting every single game this season will continue when players such as Moises Caicedo are completely fit.

Pochettino also handed Lesley Ugochukwu his first league start for the club in midfield, and was impressed by his performance in the draw.

The young Frenchman certainly showed he deserves some more minutes in competitive fixtures, and therefore opportunities could become more limited for Gallagher in the coming weeks.

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