Conor Gallagher is relishing fighting for his place at Chelsea.
The 23-year-old had a brilliant start to the new campaign even though he was the subject of interest from a host of clubs throughout the summer.
He was heavily linked with West Ham and Tottenham but manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted the English midfielder was a part of his plans.
Despite the arrival of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, Gallagher has established himself as a key player under the manager and has started all of Chelsea’s nine league games this season.
Gallagher has made himself indispensable and has captained the side more often than any other player as well.
He said: “Yeah, I love it. I think most times in my career I’ve had a point to prove and I love the challenge and I always want new challenges and targets to set myself, so I just want to carry on what I’m doing now and help Chelsea climb up the table.
“The manager picks his team and we have good relationship, he understands my game, he understands what I bring to the team and right now I think it’s really working, so hopefully we can only get better.”
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