Chelsea supervisor Mauricio Pochettino hailed Conor Gallagher as a “priceless” participant after his two targets impressed the Blues to victory at Crystal Palace.
Gallagher cancelled out Jefferson Lerma’s opener and scored once more within the 91st minute earlier than Enzo Fernandez acquired a late third to seal a 3-1 win.
The 24-year-old has been linked with strikes away from the membership.
“I feel he’s a participant with a fantastic dedication to the workforce,” mentioned the Chelsea supervisor.
“He’s at all times attempting to compensate in each scenario, in offensive and defensive conditions. It is priceless to have a participant like him.”
Gallagher, who’s reportedly valued at £50m, is contracted to Chelsea till the top of subsequent season however his long-term future stays unsure, with Tottenham steered as a possible destination in the summer.
However Pochettino believes Gallagher is firmly dedicated to remaining on the membership he has been at since he was eight.
“He has at all times advised me it’s to remain in Chelsea,” Pochettino added.
“He nonetheless has one 12 months extra on his contract. It is a matter with him and the membership.”
‘Gallagher is a frontrunner’
The England midfielder’s targets towards the membership he spent the 2021-22 season on mortgage at have been his first of the season within the Premier League.
However he has been an essential participant for Pochettino, making 23 league appearances this time period and captaining the membership through the absence of Reece James earlier this season.
“He is at all times been working laborious,” former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech mentioned on Sky Sports activities. “He is one of many gamers that is at all times cared about profitable and concerning the membership. “You discover that even younger gamers can have particular talents to be a frontrunner. Conor is a kind of gamers – he is at all times labored laborious, he is at all times cared and he at all times tries his finest.
“He is a Chelsea boy, too. He is pushing and he is likely one of the captains within the making, due to the way in which he’s.”
Gallagher goals to maintain bettering
The win for Chelsea was their second in a row following their 3-1 win towards Aston Villa within the FA Cup.
Gallagher additionally scored in that recreation and the midfielder is set to construct on the momentum with fixtures towards title challengers Liverpool and Arsenal on the horizon.
“It is about consistency for us,” he mentioned.
“We have had some video games the place we have been good and a few the place we have been horrible.
“We have some huge video games arising and we’ll hold attempting to enhance.”