William Gallas says this Chelsea star is performing better than Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo

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Conor Gallagher is doing better for Chelsea than his expensive teammates, Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo.

This is the position of former Chelsea and Arsenal defender, William Gallas, who was discussing the 24-year-old Chelsea midfielder with Lord Ping.

Gallagher has come to establish himself as a regular in Mauricio Pochettino’s side, having impressed on numerous occasions.

The England international has also come up with 10 goal contributions so far, which includes four goals and six assists.

However, despite his impressive form and commitment, Gallagher’s Chelsea future remains up in the balance, with multiple outlets reporting that he could be among academy products to be sold off for profits by the club this summer.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are said to be plotting a summer offer for the player, who has just a little over a year remaining on his current contract.

Speaking on Gallagher’s situation at his former club, Gallas said: “Should Chelsea sell Conor Gallagher? When you spend £100m plus on players like Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo, they will have big expectations and you expect them to lead on the field. It hasn’t happened, they’re still young.

“Conor Gallagher is a Chelsea boy, he did not cost the club any money and the fans love him because of his commitment on the pitch.

“Gallagher runs a lot, you need players like him, if you compare him to Enzo and Caicedo, he is completely different.

“Gallagher is doing more for Chelsea than the other two, if he has to leave the club, the fans will be upset but they will understand why he has to leave, because of Financial Fair Play.

“It’s hard to understand how Chelsea have put themselves in that position, the board has made a mistake in spending so much money that they now need to rely on selling homegrown players.”

Gallas added: “If I was Conor Gallagher, I would try to stay with Chelsea. In the end, it’s the decision of the player.

“The club can’t force him to leave if he doesn’t want to. Chelsea will have to find another solution to solve the financial situation.

“If Gallagher wants to stay at Chelsea, he should not let himself leave.”