‘Crazy’: Aubameyang says all of Chelsea's subs went mad after what 22-year-old teammate did on Saturday

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has told the Chelsea website that Conor Gallagher’s sensational goal sent the Blues bench wild on Saturday.

The 22-year-old made the perfect impact of the bench against Crystal Palace, a team who he enjoyed such a successful loan spell with last season.

A sensational long range strike granted Graham Potter his first three points as Chelsea manager, in a game they had been trailing in from early on.

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Aubameyang himself levelled proceedings with a fine finish just before half-time, however it was Gallagher’s effort that stole the show.

The 33-year-old has now claimed that the strike brought the happiness out of everyone who was on the bench, who all recognised the quality of the finish.

Aubameyang loved Gallagher’s goal

He said: “Conor’s goal was crazy! All of us on the bench, we were jumping up everywhere because it was an amazing finish, a brilliant goal and we are really happy with the three points.”

His first Chelsea goal will no doubt be a massive boost to Gallagher, who had endured far from an ideal start to his career at the club.

Frequently played out of position under Thomas Tuchel, the England international was often exposed in the opening games of the season, none more so than in the victory against Leicester City, where he was sent off in the first half.

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Now though, the new manager has already brought him on twice in a more natural attacking position, with him reaping the rewards on Saturday.

Gallagher will be hopeful that his cameo performance has been enough to see him handed the start in Wednesday’s crucial Champions League match with AC Milan in the Champions League.

Following a rough start to the competition, the Blues need to produce some huge performances in the latter stages of the group in order to qualify, and Gallagher will be hoping he’s involved in that.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.