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Conor Gallagher could be destined for great things at Chelsea, claims ex-Charlton manager Alan Curbishley.
Gallagher opted to leave Chelsea on loan for Swansea City in January.
“You saw Billy Gilmour [recently] and some good players are coming through at Chelsea,” Curbishley told Goal at the London Football Awards.
“He needs to be playing, Gallagher has shown that this season that playing regular football has helped him enormously.
“He 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.”
However, Curbishley was surprised by the loan-move.
“I was a bit surprised by that and I think they were as well,” he added. “I saw him a couple of times. I didn’t quite see why he made the move to be honest. If Swansea were in the top three or top two then fine but he was playing well, living at home and that’s a big thing. These things happen and I think he is a good player.”