Sam Allardyce reveals why he doesn’t want Gallagher to play for Chelsea next season

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Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher is highly rated at the club, and the 21-year-old has already had a good grasp of Premier League football while on loan.

Gallagher joined West Brom on a season-long deal, and he has already impressed with the Baggies, and Baggies boss Sam Allardyce is keen on keeping him at the club.

Allardyce has revealed that Gallagher shouldn’t go back to Chelsea and rut, but he should remain with West Brom so he won’t rut on the Chelsea bench.

“If we stay in the Premier League I’d hope he is here next season not at Chelsea,” Allardyce said.

“He’d be better off having another season with us rather than the competitive size of the Chelsea squad.

“He is learning and development level at 19 has been improved. I have seen a good player since I have been here. I heard how good he was before I came.

“I think every day and every game he plays in the Premier League he gains more experience.

When you lose more than you win, which he is experiencing for the first time, it makes you tougher. More determined.

“At such a young age to get these disappointments week in week out it can only stand him in good stead and improve his career. He has been a good asset for us.”

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