Conor Gallagher will remain at Crystal Palace for the remainder of the season.
The Blues midfielder joined the Eagles this summer on a season-long loan.
He has scored six goals in 16 Premier League appearances for Patrick Vieira’s side this term and Chelsea loan coach Carlo Cudicini explains why he was sent to Crystal Palace.
‘We are all extremely happy and proud of the path that Conor Gallagher is currently following, right from his first loan move to Charlton in League One to his step up to the Premier League. He’s a fantastic kid to work with; hard-working, humble, and of course extremely talented,’ Cudicini told Ladbrokes.
‘He’s having a fantastic season and it was a perfect move for him to go to Crystal Palace and work under a manager like Patrick Vieira.
‘Also, what was important this season was finding a club who would play him in the right position; this is exactly the perfect position to highlight his qualities.
‘He’s almost playing as a 10, although he’s part of a three in midfield, but his generosity and willingness to press every ball for 90 minutes has seen him sometimes drop a little deeper than we’d like, but that in itself is an exceptional quality; it’s a characteristic of is personality and we should not restrict him because he’s proving he can offer so much to his team.’