Cobham graduate Conor Gallagher has been tipped to shine under new boss Graham Potter, and could therefore profit from the shock sacking of former boss Thomas Tuchel.
What’s the word
That is according to The Sun journalist Tom Barclay, via GIVEMESPORT, who has emphasised that it is down to the 22-year-old to impress the former Brighton boss, and believes that Gallagher will fit seamlessly into the new boss’ plans.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Barclay said: “He has played, even with that red card. There has obviously been a change of manager now and Graham Potter has come in.
“It’s up to him to win Potter over, as it’ll be for all of the Chelsea players. But, when you actually look at Gallagher’s attributes, I think he really could suit Graham Potter.”
A major admission that will please Potter
Having been afforded 157 minutes of top-flight action in the season so far, Gallagher has failed to register a single attacking return for his parent club.
But it’s not all bad, as the defensive side of his game has developed so far at Stamford Bridge, having averaged 4.0 successful tackles per game in a Blues shirt, with that metric seeing him top the charts for that category in comparison to the rest of the squad.
It’s demonstrative of his willingness to work for the team and an attribute that Potter will love, having said this in his first pre-match press conference, as per ESPN UK:
“I want a tactically flexible, attacking, possession-based team. Players that are brave, that aren’t afraid to make mistakes. That can get on the ball and show courage and really try to enjoy their football.”