Patrick Viera gives Conor Gallagher verdict, likens youngster to two Chelsea and Arsenal legends

21-year old Conor Gallagher has been a revelation on loan at Crystal Palace this season.

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The midfielder has scored six goals and provided three assists and has been one of the standout performers for Patrick Viera’s side this season, drawing the admiration of fans and coaches alike including Viera who recently waxed lyrical about the Chelsea academy graduate as he likened him to Arsenal legend Ray Parlour and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

Patrick Viera: “Conor [Gallagher] has this passion for the game when he is on the field like a Ray Parlour, but I would say he has maybe the quality finishing of a Frank Lampard.”

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Patrick Viera: “It is a manager’s dream to have a player like Conor because when he is on the field he is focused, concentrated and will always give his best. This is something that for me is really important.

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Patrick Viera: “We know his quality and we know he can be box-to-box. He can score goals but what is really impressive with him is his work ethic in training every day. When you have that kind of determination to challenge yourself and to improve, you will have more chance to succeed.”

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There is almost no doubt that Conor Gallagher has a spot in the Chelsea squad next season given his recent performances and Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has expressed his eagerness to work with the player as well.