Unable to fit into Chelsea’s first team regularly but making more cameo appearances from the bench is Conor Gallagher.
He was tipped to thrive in Chelsea’s midfield following his hugely successful loan at Crystal Palace last season where he became one of their best players, scoring eight Premier League goals and registering three assists.
One goal and an assist of that total came in a commanding MOTM performance at the Etihad as Palace came away with the victory on that day. He broke up city’s attack well in that game, with his passing and attacking play being well applauded by City fans and journalists alike.
Those performances were not a one-off and consistent to earn his chance with the Three Lions, however, he has been unable to move Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Mason Mount out of Thomas Tuchel’s starting eleven.
Now, I’m not saying that Gallagher will surpass Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan or Bernardo Silva in the first eleven and any move would find him in the same position as he is at Stamford Bridge. He will be starting games on the bench and be better off, maybe, with a move to more interested teams such as Newcastle, West Ham, Palace or Everton.
He is clearly not fancied by the German manager, but any fondness could advance his qualities in a keen Pep. He will bring the best out in the 22-year-old.
A permanent move is unlikely from Chelsea’s point of view, however City signing a player on loan is not considered feasible, especially from a Premier League rival. So, maybe this can remain an unrealistic idea for now until a transfer can be arranged.