‘He is a star’ – Conor Gallagher has fans raving after scoring brace for Palace
Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher showed why he’s so highly rated by scoring a brace in Crystal Palace’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United.
Gallagher came through the academy at Chelsea and has already enjoyed loan spells at Charlton Athletic, Swansea City and West Brom.
The 21-year-old joined Palace ahead of 2021-22 and has made a brilliant first impression, scoring their first goals of the season in the draw with West Ham.
“He has got the ability to remain calm inside the box,” Palace boss Patrick Vieira said after the game. “He is a really good finisher, has got a lot of energy and works really hard for the team. When he is in that kind of situation he will score goals for us.”
As well as scoring a brace at the London Stadium, he also had a 96% pass accuracy, created one big chance and completed two successful dribbles.
We’ve rounded up a number of tweets from Palace and Chelsea fans that were impressed by his display.
It’s taken me four games to fall in love with a loanee from Chelsea.
I swore I wouldn’t do it again after Ruben Loftus-Cheek but Conor Gallagher has made it impossible. The beautiful little bastard. pic.twitter.com/EgE9aZXkTj
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) August 29, 2021
Pure filth from Conor Gallagher.
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) August 29, 2021
So Conor Gallagher gets the first goal of the Patrick Vieira reign. Seems apt as he's been Palace's best player this season so far. pic.twitter.com/2l9Q70TMWF
— Five More Points Fanzine (@FYPFanzine) August 28, 2021
I can't remember the last time one of our players put in an actual 10/10 performance, but I think Conor Gallagher has a very strong case for one today.#CPFC
— Adam (@EvilSashPioneer) August 28, 2021
Conor Gallagher is going to be Palace's best player this season. #CPFC
— Sam Smith (@SamSmiths_) August 28, 2021
Conor Gallagher’s goals today were very Lampard-esque. He’s going to be a top top player.
— David Matthews (@DavidMatthews6) August 28, 2021
Quickly falling in love with Conor Gallagher
— Fiachra 🦅 (@FiachraFurlong) August 28, 2021
THE CONOR GALLAGHER SHOW #cpfc
— New York Eagles (@NYEagles) August 28, 2021
Great point against an excellent West Ham side. First goals of the Vieira era. Conor Gallagher is a star. After the international break, we'll have Luka, Hughes and Olise to bolster the squad. Onwards and upwards. #CPFC ❤💙 pic.twitter.com/9ZE44nzVZ2
— Nick 🦅 (@Nick_CPFC) August 28, 2021
— Michael (@Scrivum) August 28, 2021
The more I think about it, I think we should waste no time in signing Conor Gallagher on a permanent before THIS window closes, let's do this, chop chop…… #CPFC
— kav (@kav_paul) August 28, 2021
Ready to have Ruben Loftus-Cheek syndrome all over again with Conor Gallagher.
What an absolutely outstanding footballer, Chelsea’s Academy is a joke #CPFC
— ᴮᶦˡˡ (@Billy_Meyers98) August 28, 2021
Conor Gallagher is something else man! Does a Cruyff turn in a crowded box to score his second goal of the night! What a player 👏🏼
— ChelseaFCBlogs (@ChelseaFCBlogs_) August 28, 2021
This is Conor Gallagher’s world and we’re just living in it. pic.twitter.com/GJ5Jh9xQcR
— Chelsea Loan Army (@CFCLoanArmy_) August 28, 2021
— sai mike (@DornMike5) August 28, 2021
We must really be a special team if we couldn't find a spot for Conor Gallagher… He is amazing… #CFC
— Positive Chelsea vibes only ⭐️⭐️ (@cfcleftfoot) August 28, 2021
— Shyam (@shyamtalks) August 28, 2021
Conor Gallagher vs West Ham
96% pass accuracy
1 key pass
1 big chance created
2 successful dribbles
2 tackles won
3/4 aerials won
11/18 duels won
21 years of age. Fantastic game by Chelsea loanee. pic.twitter.com/6nwCATXInr
— Football Talent Scout – Jacek Kulig (@FTalentScout) August 28, 2021