Chelsea must be careful with Conor Gallagher recall after strong start to the season

Chelsea could be recalling Conor Gallagher from his loan at Charlton, according to footage from training today.

We’re not against the idea at all. Nobody knew how the youngster would settle in this season, so a Championship team was a wise call. He’s been playing well at Charlton, but the team aren’t doing too well, and the feeling is that we can get him to learn more at a better team.

There is sense to that, and if we have concrete word from a Premier League or a top tier Championship team that they will use him all the time it’s a smart move.

But it’s risky too. We could easily send him to a team battling relegation from the top flight and watch him sit on the bench. It’s happened to plenty of our young talents before.

After all, he’s learning a lot even at Charlton, and is a key man. Isn’t there a bit of a gamble trying to rush him up a level right away?