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Poch should instantly bin Chelsea star after 4/10 Arsenal show


Chelsea suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat away at London rivals Arsenal on the Emirates on Tuesday evening, with former Champions League hero Kai Havertz coming again to hang-out the Blues.

The German attacker discovered the web twice within the hammering, additional including to Mauricio Pochettino‘s woes, with the membership now sitting ninth within the Premier League and 19 factors off the highest 4.

Ben White and Leandro Trossard additionally managed to get on the scoresheet, with Chelsea solely managing one shot on track throughout the encounter.

One Blues participant, particularly, had a very irritating night, failing to make any type of optimistic impression throughout the defeat, with Pochettino needing to drop him forward of the membership’s subsequent Premier League outing.

Conor Gallagher’s stats in opposition to Arsenal

After his ‘glorious’ efficiency in opposition to Manchester Metropolis within the FA Cup final weekend – as per The Commonplace’s Nizaar Kinsella – Chelsea captain Conor Gallagher failed to duplicate his optimistic show in opposition to Mikel Arteta’s facet final evening.

Throughout his 90 minutes on the pitch, the 24-year-old accomplished 88% of the passes he tried, having 93 touches – the second most of any participant within the squad – with solely Benoit Badiashile having extra, with 119.

Chelsea's Conor Gallagher.

Nevertheless, that was nearly as good because it bought for Gallagher, with the Chelsea academy graduate solely successful 33% of the 12 duels he contested and committing one foul.

He additionally misplaced possession 21 instances, with the one-time Crystal Palace man shedding the ball greater than every other participant throughout the Blues squad yesterday.

Gallagher’s stats in opposition to Arsenal



Minutes performed




Move accuracy


Duels gained

4/12 (33%)

Possession misplaced






Stats by way of Sofascore

His dismal show noticed him be awarded a 4/10 ranking for his efficiency by the aforementioned Kinsella, as Gallagher was one in all eight starters to obtain a ranking of beneath 5.

One participant missed the heavy defeat, however Pochettino merely should recall him forward of the Aston Villa conflict if they’re to have any probability of returning to successful methods.

The person to interchange Gallagher in opposition to Aston Villa

After lacking the journey to the Emirates via sickness, Pochettino can be crossing his fingers that high goalscorer Cole Palmer can be match sufficient to function within the journey to Villa Park this weekend.

The previous Manchester Metropolis attacker has scored 20 objectives and contributed 9 assists in his 28 Premier League appearances this season, with Palmer presently sitting as joint-top scorer with Erling Haaland.

His absence final evening was noticeable, with the Blues usually wanting toothless in entrance of aim and failing to threaten David Raya at any level throughout the encounter.

With Gallagher working in a extra superior function behind Nicolas Jackson in latest matches, Poch should revert to permitting the 21-year-old to start out in an analogous function – inflicting havoc in his final outing within the quantity 10 berth in opposition to Everton, scoring on 4 events, together with an ideal hat-trick.


His aim contributions have been pivotal to the Blues this season and, as seen final evening, his absence massively restricts the facet from creating golden possibilities within the remaining third, with each Chelsea fan hoping he can return within the big outing in opposition to Unai Emery’s facet in a few days.


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The Blues central defender has been linked with a transfer away from the membership this month.