“Conor Gallagher is confident of signing a new contract with Chelsea after a ‘crazy’ summer transfer window that saw him almost leave the Blues,” the British media outlet Metro reported on July 15.
Gallagher is a typical box-to-box midfielder who is very active in central midfield. His off-the-ball ability is quite good, so he can be used offensively, and his ability to hit the box is what makes him a prolific goalscorer. However, he is not a technically gifted player and his passing and dribbling are not very good in on-the-ball situations, which is why he was not a regular at Chelsea.레모나토토
He went on loan to Crystal Palace for the 2021/22 season, and that’s where he had his best performances. Playing in an attacking position with Vieira’s tactics centered around Gallagher, he scored eight goals and provided four assists in 39 games and returns to Chelsea after a successful loan spell.
“I want to be able to play wherever the manager needs me, whether it’s in the starting lineup or off the bench,” he said in an interview. There was a lot of talk that he would leave the club in the summer transfer window, as he was an ambiguous figure on the pitch.
But now, Gallagher has established himself as an integral part of the Chelsea team. He continues to be a mainstay in the starting lineup, and his work rate has helped energize the Blues’ attack. After his brilliant performance in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal, Gallagher admitted that he is relishing the challenge of proving his worth.
He told the Evening Standard: “Yeah, I love it. I’ve had a lot to prove in my career and I love a challenge and I always want to set myself new challenges and goals, so I want to keep doing what I’m doing and help Chelsea climb up the table.”
“The manager has picked the team and we have a good relationship, he understands my game, he understands what I bring to the team and I hope I can get better because I think it’s really working at the moment,” Gallagher added.
Gallagher is returning to the good old days at Crystal Palace. So far, Gallagher has created 19 chances for his teammates in the Premier League, more than any other player. He also leads the team with four assists.
Against City, Gallagher was reminiscent of Park Ji-Sung back in his Man United days, tormenting the Red Devils with his sheer volume of activity. Gallagher had a literally flawless game with 1 assist, 2 chances created, 100% dribbling success rate, 4 passes into the attacking third, 75% long pass success rate, 6 recoveries, and 67% tackle success rate for a rating of 8.
He was also one of the most dedicated players on the pitch, never missing a beat in attack or defense.
Although he only has 18 months left on his current deal with Chelsea, Gallagher said in an interview that he is looking forward to a new contract and that the increased competition has ultimately made him a better player.
Gallagher said: “I’m sure it will be sorted out because everyone knows Chelsea is my club and I love playing for Chelsea. The fans are great and I’m loving this moment and I’m sure it will resolve itself.”
On the speculation surrounding his future during the summer transfer window, he said: “It was a busy time at Chelsea in the summer, inside and outside the club. I spoke to the manager and he told me that he liked me as a player and that I was in his plans and I was really happy with that.”
When asked if he was worried about his position in the summer, Gallagher said, “Of course, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t. When the best players come into your position, you think you’re going to have less of a chance to play as much as you want. There’s always going to be competition. In a way, I was excited. But I had to be ready to show the manager that I was still good enough to play in this team,” he said, adding that he enjoyed his situation at Chelsea.