Chelsea manager Graham Potter has dropped an admission on Conor Gallagher which will surely delight the Stamford Bridge faithful.
What’s the word?
According to Fabrizio Romano, who relayed the 47-year-old’s words on the midfielder after the Blues’ 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, he is a massive admirer of the 22-year-old.
Taking to his Twitter profile, Romano stated: “Potter on Gallagher: ‘I really like Conor. He’s a fantastic kid and he’s desperate to do well, to play for this club, to be successful at Chelsea.’
‘I hope it’s just the start of a very successful Chelsea career for Conor Gallagher’.”
A promising update
The latest update relayed by Romano will come as a big positive to Gallagher and to Chelsea fans, who will surely want to see the youngster succeed at the club.
Under the tenure of Thomas Tuchel, it appeared that the 22-year-old was out of favour, with the German alleged to have had a “big fear” that the England international was “not quite up to it” at Stamford Bridge.
However, under the incumbent manager, it seems as though the midfielder will have ample opportunity to show Blues fans exactly what he is made of, having impressed out on loan at Palace last term.
He took his chance against Patrick Viera’s side to secure a dramatic win for the Blues in what must have been a bitter blow for Eagles fans, who no doubt would have wanted Gallagher to still be at Selhurst Park, amid speculation of another possible move over the summer.
With the impact shown in the 14 minutes that he played on Saturday, the 22-year-old will be looking for further opportunities, starting with the Champions League clash against AC Milan on Wednesday night.
A start in that game would be a considerable show of trust and a consequential statement from Potter.