Former Chelsea defender William Gallas has voiced his concerns about Blues midfielder Conor Gallagher, emphasizing his impact on Chelsea's tempo and questioning his technical prowess.
As rumors swirl about Gallagher's potential move away from Stamford Bridge this month, Gallas suggests a need for tactical adjustments to accommodate different playing styles.
Gallas's Perspective: Analyzing Conor Gallagher
The Frenchman did not hold back while being critical about Conor Gallagher's impact on the Blues' playing style. Gallas delves into the England international’s strengths and weaknesses, shedding light on the midfielder's role in pressing but expressing concerns about his technical abilities.
"Conor Gallagher is a great runner but quality-wise, he isn’t the same as Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo. He can help your team to press and press very high, but when he has the ball his quality and technique is not number one."
Gallas, further, gave some quality inputs that could improve Gallagher’s gameplay, however, also hinted at the need for a shift in Chelsea's tactical approach to accommodate players with diverse styles.
"It will take more time to play a pass and find his teammate, take an extra touch and in another situation, he should try and play one touch,"- he continued
"I think it’s the opinion of many people that he slows Chelsea down a bit and maybe they need to change their system in order to give the opportunity to another player as this system might not suit them."
Potential Transfer Talks: Gallagher's Future at Chelsea
Amid speculations of a potential £50 million deal with Tottenham, Gallagher's future at Chelsea remains uncertain. Questioned if a transfer move to Spurs seems to be a possibility, Gallas provided his opinion saying the North London outfit doesn’t need any more additions to their midfield.
"Gallagher wouldn’t want to go to Spurs. He’s a Chelsea boy. Why would they want to buy more midfielders? They’ve got enough quality midfielders."- ended Gallas