Joe Cole sends message to Chelsea after watching 23-year-old Chelsea player against Fulham

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Chelsea hero, Joe Cole has urged the Blues to ensure they retain the services of Conor Gallagher, despite the rumours linking the 23-year-old with an exit from the club.

Gallagher was outstanding again, as Chelsea picked up an important 1-0 win against local rivals, Fulham at Stamford Bridge, and even came close to scoring with an effort that ended up hitting the post.

Cole said of the Chelsea academy graduate: “You’ve got to credit the boys for getting it over the line. Gallagher outstanding again. He must start February in a Chelsea shirt. I’m really pleased for Pochettino.”

Gallagher has been under the microscope in recent weeks, with some reports suggesting he could be sold in the ongoing January transfer window.

The player has more than one year remaining on his Chelsea contract, and sources say he’s willing to remain at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place in the team.