Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher was a ‘different class’ against Tottenham and has been named a player to watch this season.
Gallagher still belongs to parent club Chelsea, but is spending this season on loan at Palace after failing to make a first-team appearance for the Blues.
Gallagher was right to rejoice after excellent performance against Spurs[/caption]
The 21-year-old made his Premier League breakthrough on loan with West Brom in 2019/20 but appears to have stepped things up this season at Selhurst Park.
The England youth team international scored both goals in Palace’s 2-2 draw against West Ham in the third game of the season before again being a key figure in Patrick Vieira as manager this weekend, beating Tottenham 3-0.
TalkSPORT expert and former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara was just as impressed as anyone, saying: “I thought Conor Gallagher was an absolutely different class.
“I watched him at Charlton and then he went to Swansea and he was there a bit and then he was at West Brom last season and he was good, but looking at him for Palace it looks like he’s gone. in another level again.
Gallagher was just one of many signings Vieira made this summer as the Eagles saw huge squad turnover following the departure of Roy Hodgson.
The likes of Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi and Michael Olise have all arrived, but Gallagher has stood out the most so far.
Winning a penalty for Wilfred Zaha to open the scoring in the weekend’s 3-0 win, Gallagher then assisted new signing Odsonne Edouard’s second goal with an excellent assist.
“He was absolutely fantastic,” O’Hara said.
“I really enjoyed watching him play, good with the ball and seeing the passes before the others.
“That peripheral vision, the pass for Eduoard’s second goal, he knew he was there, he didn’t even have to look, so that’s a sign of a high level player, fair play for him, it is definitely one to watch. “