William Gallas criticises Pochettino’s use of Chelsea star in wrong positions


Former Chelsea defender William Gallas has criticised manager Mauricio Pochettino’s use of Conor Gallagher, stating that the midfielder is being played in the wrong position.

Gallagher has been used in multiple positions for Chelsea this season, including attacking midfield, central midfield, and defensive midfield.

“He [Gallagher] is not a playmaker, he’s a ball-winning midfielder, and physically, he can run a lot and press very high,” Gallas told Gambling Zone.

“This means that around him, you need players with different qualities, like a playmaker who can play very quickly between the lines, giving good assists. Gallagher doesn’t do that and that is why it doesn’t work for Chelsea with him in that position.

He added: “It looks like the three players, Gallagher, [Moises] Caicedo and Enzo [Fernandez], don’t really match each other. That is a problem, so it shows how, at board level, they don’t really have any vision and they just buy players for the sake of buying players.”