U21s: Chelsea’s Gallagher produces integral display against Germany, before October’s big month

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Conor Gallagher of England celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the international friendly match between England Under 21 and Germany Under 21 at Bramall Lane on September 27, 2022 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Conor Gallagher’s start to the Premier League season has been a forgettable one for the Chelsea midfielder, yet the 22-year-old talent – already capped by England’s senior side – certainly picked the right moment to produce his best performance of 2022 thus far in Sheffield overnight against Germany under-21s ahead of a big month under new boss Graham Potter. Continue reading

Conor Gallagher and the task of emulating talented academy products before him

Thomas Tuchel and Conor Gallagher of Chelsea during a training session at Drake Stadium UCLA Campus on July 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

After forcing his way into the England squad by shining on-loan at Crystal Palace last term, Conor Gallagher wants to make Chelsea an undisputed home once and for all. As the Blues’ pre-season campaign gets underway Stateside, now the 22-year-old has the licence to do it.
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Punished for profligacy: Neal Maupay spoils Palace’s party with sucker punch strike

Neal Maupay of Brighton & Hove Albion celebrates with Jakub Moder after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between...

On a night where Conor Gallagher’s praises were sung, Wilfried Zaha capped his 400th appearance with a 70th Crystal Palace goal and the hosts revelled in halting Brighton’s brilliant start to the Premier League campaign, Neal Maupay pounced on a half-chance to expertly convert his fourth goal of the season deep into stoppage time to snatch a share of the points. Continue reading

Saturday Previews: Fulham-Palace, Genoa-Inter and Atletico-Betis across Europe

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Read on for match previews from Europe’s top leagues taking place across Saturday, as Fulham host fellow London rivals Crystal Palace in the Premier League, while Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan and Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side return to domestic action with tricky tests of their own after contrasting Champions League results on MD1 in midweek. Continue reading

Eberechi Eze’s persistence paid off as his top-flight journey is underway

Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace and Allan and Andre Gomes of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at...

Released by Arsenal, Fulham, Reading and Millwall while still in his teenage years, Eberechi Eze endured failed trials and questions over his languid attitude. Over the weekend, Roy Hodgson gave the 22-year-old playmaker his first Premier League start for new club Crystal Palace and judging by how he’s handled adversity in the past, it’s likely the first of many to come.
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