Conor Gallagher, a transfer target for West Ham United and Newcastle United, expressed regret on Instagram after being dismissed during Chelsea’s 2-1 victory against Leicester City on Saturday.
Gallagher received two cautions after only 27 minutes at Stamford Bridge, putting his already-stressed squad in serious trouble. Fortunately for him, Chelsea held their own and earned the three points.
One of England’s most sought-after midfielders appeared to be happy that his team didn’t lose since he said on Instagram that he was “proud” of Chelsea’s effort.
Gallagher received international caps on his season-long loan at Crystal Palace under Patrick Vieira, but will he be travelling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup in November?
Because West Ham, Newcastle, and Palace are among the teams interested in the £35 million star player, what happens between now and the transfer deadline next week may make all the difference.
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Since he was dismissed on Saturday, he will now be suspended from the forthcoming midweek games. It will be interesting to see whether he makes any last-minute adjustments before Thursday.
However, this was the statement Gallagher made when accepting responsibility for his reckless behaviour on social media.
Gallagher has received back-to-back starts from Thomas Tuchel, but he hasn’t exactly performed well.
It doesn’t assist his case, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t continue to wear the Chelsea uniform once the summer transfer market closes.
A regular schedule of games is necessary for Gallagher to have a future in West London; otherwise, he would be better off leaving again.
Chelsea would want to avoid repeating the mistakes they’ve made in the past, such allowing Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham, and Marc Guehi go.