Joe Cole compares Conor Gallagher to ex-Liverpool star

Chelsea were not in action this past weekend, last taking on Fulham two weekends ago and picking up a 1-0 win to make it four wins from five in the Premier League.

The Blues are next in action on January 23 vs Middlesbrough in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final. Back Chelsea to win at 1/4 with bet365.

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Joe Cole makes Conor Gallagher claim

Ahead of the Middlesbrough tie, former Blue Joe Cole has stated Conor Gallagher could match Jordan Henderson’s legacy at Liverpool if he renews his Chelsea contract.

Gallagher has started every match he has been available for this season under Mauricio Pochettino. But the Englishman’s future remains in doubt, with little progress being made to renew his contract with under 18 months left on his current deal.

But Joe Cole believes Gallagher should snub any interest in January and try to become a legend for his boyhood club:

“Conor Gallagher is a crucial one and is the face of the club,” Cole said.

“He’s a captain in the leadership group, so to take him out of the team now would not be good. If I was advising him, I’d tell him he has a big future at Chelsea. I think what Jordan Henderson was to Liverpool, he can be that for Chelsea.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.