Conor Gallagher was a standout performer on his full England debut as the they defeated Switzerland 2-1 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. The Crystal Palace midfielder on loan from Chelsea was handed a rare start for the three lions and he did not fail to deliver for the team.
The 22-year-old was dominant in the middle of the park as he controlled the tempo of the game alongside his future Chelsea teammate. Mason Mount. He capped off a fantastic performance by providing the assist for England’s equalizing goal on the night.
He picked up the ball on the right hand side of the box and cut it back to Luke Shaw who smashed the ball into the back of the net.
The assist was not Gallagher’s only contribution against Switzerland. He also had 1 shot, 2 key passes, 83% pass success rate, 100% tackles won, 2 clearances and 6 ball recoveries.
Gallagher’s season keeps getting better and better with each passing day. Chelsea’s one-time academy player of the year has been gaining traction this campaign with his excellent displays for Crystal Palace.
He has eleven goal contributions for the Eagles from midfield (8 goals and 3 assists), is already an early favorite for this season’s PFA Young Player of the year award, and has now carried his form to the national team.
There is no doubt that Thomas Tuchel already has plans for him in the Chelsea first team next season with the way he’s playing.