Rio Ferdinand gives Conor Gallagher verdict as Chelsea midfielder tops key stats in Europe

“Shout out Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher… If you’re looking at young players in the league at the moment, his name (Gallagher) will be up there.”

The above is football pundit, Rio Ferdinand’s assessment of Conor Gallagher’s impact this season.

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The Chelsea academy graduate who is on loan at Crystal Palace having an amazing breakthrough season at Selhurst Park as he’s scored four goals and given two assists in 10 premier league games so far. A very talented lad, little wonder some sections of the Chelsea fan base have called for his recall in January.

Conor Gallagher has not just been one of the key performers for Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace this season, he’s also one of the most in-form English players right now and England boss, Gareth Southgate admitted this as he stated after his squad announcement last week that the 21 year old was unlucky to miss out on being part of England’s contingent for the upcoming internationals.

According to stats gathered by WhoScored, Conor Gallagher is the second most in-form English player in Europe’s top five leagues with a rating of 7.76 slightly bettered by Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe who is currently rated at 7.78.

Chelsea have a very big talent in their ranks and it is only a matter of time before we see Gallagher following the footsteps of players like Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount in playing a vital role for the Blues.