Jack Wilshere backed Conor Gallagher to break into the Chelsea first-team before too long

Speaking on talkSPORT, Wilshere suggested that the on-loan Crystal Palace midfielder had all the attributes to succeed at Stamford Bridge.

Gallagher has certainly made strong strides this season towards making an instant return to his boyhood club.

After briefly linking up with Thomas Tuchel ahead of the competitive campaign, the 21-year-old made the short journey across town to Selhurst Park.

Greeted by Patrick Vieira and his newly adopted Palace side, the England international got to work at winning his place back at Chelsea.

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Entertaning with the Eagles

Since switching capital city allegiances, Gallagher has been right amongst the Premier League’s finest performers.

Six goals and three assists show a fine contribution from the young prodigy, yet his game is built upon more than just delivering in the final third.

He covers so much ground, with calculated movement rather than running around like a headless chicken.

Gallagher enjoys getting stuck into the fight, although his discipline record implies this aspect of his game needs some fine-tuning.

Wilshere gives the thumbs up

Overall, the talent emerging from Epsom is eye-catching, exciting and industrious.

All aspects that Tuchel appreciates in his players, which could put Gallagher in good stead for a reunion with the German coach.

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“The one that stands out is definitely Gallagher. He’s been tremendous,” said Wilshere on the Chelsea loanees who might reclaim their spot with the Champions League holders.

“He’s playing in the Premier League week-in-week-out. He’s scoring goals.

“He seems like a player that Tuchel would like. He’s got a lot of energy. He can get around the pitch.”

What is standing in Gallagher’s way?

Obviously, Gallagher’s dream would be to pull on the dark blue jersey indefinitely once the term turns its lights out.

However, his fantasy might depend on Chelsea’s movements in the summer transfer window.

For one, they have to make a decision over Saul Niguez’s future; do they end his loan deal or sign him permanently?

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Plus, the Blues are still being heavily linked to Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni, a rising star in high demand.

Then there’s Billy Gilmour, who has already played under Tuchel but is yet to enthrall at Norwich City.

All could be obstacles to Gallagher’s final goal.

The best he can do is continue to score goals and hope for the ultimate outcome.

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