Pat Nevin has described Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher as a player who never gets tired.

Conor Gallagher does seem to cover every blade of grass when he’s on the pitch with his relentless running.

His new role, for both club and country, has been providing fresh legs off the substitute bench.

The England international was a late substitute in both of his nation’s games during the current international break. Graham Potter regularly likes to use the 23-year-old midfielder as a second-half substitute for Chelsea, too.

Potter recently explained that Gallagher has been “fantastic” whenever he’s played this season, so is bound to be frustrated with a lack of minutes.

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Nevin has been showering Gallagher with praise during a column this morning.

“It is Conor Gallagher who continues to catch the eye. That was his sixth cap for England, which isn’t bad for a 23-year-old who was ‘only’ a loan player at Crystal Palace just nine short months ago,” Nevin wrote for the club’s official website.

“It is pretty clear why Gareth Southgate is as keen on him as Graham Potter is, the work rate and selflessness are off the scale. If you need someone to cover ground, go from box to box, make tackles, be a threat in the opposition box one minute and making superb defensive blocks in his own area the next, then Conor is your man.

“Conor is a very good technical player. To be fair, there are others who are better, but his attitude allows him to cruise by them when squads are announced, simply because of the energy and willingness to give every bit of it every time he plays.

“Conor rarely, if ever, seems to tire, oh yes and he can score the odd goal for us too, the last-minute winner against Palace will be one he will never forget!”

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Journalist Simon Phillips recently told GiveMeSport that Gallagher really wants to stay at Stamford Bridge and succeed as a Chelsea player.

The Blues academy graduate still needs to polish his game up from a technical viewpoint. However, you can see why so many managers love to have him as an option.

He proved during his loan at Crystal Palace last season he can be a genuine goalscoring midfielder, which is why netting more regularly in Chelsea colours could be his best way into the starting XI.

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