Chelsea’s supporters have taken to social media in numbers this evening, to react to the latest performance of midfield loanee Conor Gallagher.
Maupay breaks Eagles hearts
Gallagher was back in action a short time ago, as Crystal Palace welcomed rivals Brighton to Selhurst Park, for a Premier League clash.
The Eagles headed into proceedings aiming to get back on track, after seeing a much-needed upturn in form brought to a firm end at the hands of Liverpool last time out.
And, as the action rolled into injury time in South London, a bounce-back three points is precisely what Patrick Vieira’s men were headed towards.
After Wilfried Zaha stepped up to slot home a spot-kick for the hosts in confident fashion on the stroke of the interval, Palace maintained their advantage until the clock struck 94 at Selhurst.
Palace lead before the break!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 27, 2021
A twist in the tale, however, lay in wait.
After Joel Veltman’s lofted ball sent Neal Maupay surging clear of the home side’s backline, the hitman made no mistake in lofting a fine finish beyond the reach of the onrushing Vicente Guaita, securing a share of the spoils for Brighton in the process:
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 27, 2021
‘Deserves a chance’
As outlined above, though, amid the chaos in the capital this evening, supporters of one of Palace’s London rivals were altogether preoccupied with the latest performance of one of their own.
The club in question? Chelsea. The player? Conor Gallagher.
Midfield starlet Gallagher has of course enjoyed a fine start to the campaign, after being farmed out on loan to Selhurst Park from Stamford Bridge during the summer.
Up against Brighton, meanwhile, the Blues youth product again proved himself a handful all game long, impressing both in and out of possession, and even securing the penalty from which Zaha opened the scoring.
In turn, the Chelsea faithful have taken to social media in their absolute droves, with the general consensus seemingly that Gallagher is more than ready to make the step up to Thomas Tuchel’s first-team setup in West London in 2022/23:
Gallagher will be a special addition to our squad next season!
— Bearded-Blue ⭐⭐ (@BeardedBlue20) September 27, 2021
If I don’t see Conor Gallagher back at Chelsea next season, I will lose my cool. #CRYBHA
— Daby Chukwu (@daby_chukwu) September 27, 2021
The likes of Ziyech better be keeping an eye on Gallagher. The boy looks ready to get into that Chelsea XI next season
— Sid⭐️⭐️ (@sid_cfc4life) September 27, 2021
Conor Gallagher’s pressing would fit Tuchel’s system perfectly.
— Chelsea Loan Army (@CFCLoanArmy_) September 27, 2021
I hope Thomas Tuchel and the loan team is watching Conor Gallagher. He deserves to be part of the first team next season.
— Gabby®️ (@Franklaar1) September 27, 2021
Gallagher is a machine darg I’m telling you he can genuinely have a good role for us next season
— Uzair | ⭐⭐ (@CFCUzair) September 27, 2021
i don’t care how he does it but tuchel definitely needs to keep conor gallagher next season. the boy is ready right now #CRYBHA
— Captain Ngolo Kante Propaganda Account (@arlaadi) September 27, 2021
Gallagher had another masterclass. Bring that man home already
— Dior Dior again (@di0rordie) September 27, 2021
— CLEEVO (@jackcleevely) September 27, 2021
Gallagher’s stamina is madd he is definitely challenging mount next season
— ₮ł₥Ø₩ VɆⱤ₦Ø₩ (@cfc__abdul) September 27, 2021
Conor Gallagher has already shown in just 6 Premier League games why he deserves a first team chance at Chelsea next season.
— At The Bridge Pod ⭐️⭐️ (@AtTheBridgePod) September 27, 2021
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This article was edited by Ben Browning.
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