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Conor Gallagher has been backed to break into Frank Lampard’s first-team squad at Stamford Bridge.
The 20 year old midfielder is yet to make his Chelsea debut but has impressed while on loan at Charlton Athletic and Swansea City.
Former Charlton boss Alan Curbishley kept a close eye on Gallagher while he was at The Valley and believes the youngster could be destined for great things at Chelsea.
He told Goal: “You saw Billy Gilmour [recently] and there are some good players coming through at Chelsea.
“He needs to be playing, Gallagher has shown this season that playing regular football has helped him enormously.
“Conor can play for Chelsea for sure in the future. He has got box-to-box energy, can find a pass and score a goal. He is a team player and a good lad as well, as I understand it, which helps.”