Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher could be a star in the making - his numbers at Swansea certainly prove it

Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher could be a star in the making - his numbers at Swansea certainly prove it
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  • Gallagher switched boats to join Swansea City on loan in January, having spent the first half of the campaign at Charlton.
  • Since then, he has provided 5 assists in 10 league games for the Swans, the most by any player in the team.
  • In fact, the 20-year-old's tally of 5 assists in the Championship is the most by any player in the entire division since January 15.
  • Gallagher's return of an assist every 180 minutes is the third-best in the Championship, according to Whoscored.

The fortunes of several youngsters in Chelsea's infamous loan army have changed dramatically since Frank Lampard's appointment as the manager at Stamford Bridge last summer, with the likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Reece James and Fikayo Tomori all getting their chances to impress in the first-team.

And with Chelsea expected to consolidate on their new-found success in promoting academy prospects from the loan army to the first-team, several others could be in line to make their mark in the Premier League next season.

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To that end, Conor Gallagher is certainly someone Lampard will be keeping an eye on, with recent statistics published by Whoscored revealing that the youngster that progressed by leaps and bounds in his first season at the senior professional level.

Having caught the eye with an impressive tally of 6 goals and 2 assists in 26 league outings on his loan spell at Charlton Athletic during the first half of the season, Gallagher jumped boats to join Championship promotion-hopefuls Swansea City on loan in January until the end of the campaign.

The 20-year-old has since contributed with 5 assists in 10 league fixtures for the Swans, the highest not only among his teammates but also among all players in the division since January 15 - the date when Gallagher joined the Welsh outfit.

Plus, Gallagher's return of an assist every 180 minutes is the third-best in the Championship, only behind Fulham's Aboubakar Kamara and Derby County's Chris Martin, according to Whoscored.

Given that competition for places in Chelsea's midfield is quite stiff at the moment, Gallagher could find it hard to break into Lampard's first-team plans next term, despite impressing on loan and winning the club's Academy Player of the Year award in 2018-19.

Here's how Gallagher reacted to featuring in Chelsea's pre-season campaign:

The England U21 star, though, has apparently proven his mettle in England's second-tier this season and a strong end to the campaign (if it resumes, of course) could pave the way for a loan move to a Premier League club in the summer.

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Source: Swansea City @ Twitter