It’s that time of the month again when a Chelsea legend releases his latest column on the official club website.
It’s always great to hear what former players have to say about current situations, especially former winger Pat Nevin, who’s opinions are valued by many in the Chelsea fanbase.
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Nevin has penned his latest today and he has chosen to hone in on midfielder Conor Gallagher, who has earned the tag of super sub this season.
He’s been the go-to substitution for Graham Potter when he is trying to see out games and get the win, and at the weekend, he was the go-to sub for England manager Gareth Southgate as they sought to see out a 2-0 win against Ukraine.
Gallagher was almost on the scoresheet and made an instant impact for England, as he has been doing for Chelsea this season when called upon.
Nevin has been impressed with Gallagher. He said: “It is Conor Gallagher who continues to catch the eye. That was his sixth cap for England, which isn’t bad for a 23-year-old who was ‘only’ a loan player at Crystal Palace just nine short months ago.
“It is pretty clear why Gareth Southgate is as keen on him as Graham Potter is, the work rate and selflessness are off the scale. If you need someone to cover ground, go from box to box, make tackles, be a threat in the opposition box one minute and making superb defensive blocks in his own area the next, then Conor is your man.
“Conor is a very good technical player. To be fair, there are others who are better, but his attitude allows him to cruise by them when squads are announced, simply because of the energy and willingness to give every bit of it every time he plays.
“Conor rarely, if ever, seems to tire, oh yes and he can score the odd goal for us too, the last-minute winner against Palace will be one he will never forget!”