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Frank Lampard must be buzzing to have a good number of quality young players coming through the Chelsea academy.
The likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori have excelled on loan and have now formed a key part of Frank Lampard’s first team.
And now, Lampard will be buzzing to know that another Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher is making the rounds on loan.
The 19-year-old midfielder was sent on loan to Charlton Athletic and he has enjoyed a superb start to his loan stint at The Valley, scoring four goals and making one assist for the Championship new-boys, and his most recent strike helped the Addicks secure a hard-fought 2-2 draw with Fulham, who were relegated from the Premier League last season.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer has admitted that Gallagher is doing well on loan to the point where he has even surprised Chelsea, as he revealed that the club is surprised at how far he has come.
Speaking after Charlton’s draw at Craven Cottage, former Premier League star Bowyer said: “Conor isn’t bad… not a bad player!
“Has he surprised me? He’s scored five goals, one every two games, for a 19-year-old kid who’s never played men’s football before, he’ll surprise anyone.
“I think he’s even surprised Chelsea. I don’t think they knew how far he could go so soon.
“They had people come in on Thursday. Claude Makelele (technical mentor at Chelsea) came in to speak to us about the loan, how Conor is getting on, their thoughts on him and they’re delighted.
“Conor is a good player, one to watch in the future.”
Gallagher has been rewarded for his excellent start to the season with a call-up to the England U21 squad.