Chelsea wonderkid speaks out on 2019/20 season and why he doesn’t want it declared null and void

Chelsea wonderkid Conor Gallagher admits he would be ‘gutted’ if the EFL made the 2019/20 season null and void – as there would be no record of his senior debut.

The 20-year-old academy product has spent the current campaign on loan in the Championship, starting at Charlton Athletic before making a January switch to play-off hopefuls Swansea City.

Out of all the current loanees, Gallagher has impressed the most with six goals and another seven assists from midfield.

Gallagher is in his first season at senior level, however those statistics are now under threat with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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The EFL and Premier League are keen to complete the current season, however there is no current restart date and there has been a suggestion the campaign could be deemed null and void.

And for Gallagher, he admits he would be ‘gutted’ but still thankful for the progress he has made at his loan clubs.

Gallagher told the Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser: “We came in the day before the game thinking we were about to train and then travel to Middlesbrough.

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“I didn’t even have in my mind that this might happen but it’s all happened so quickly and obviously that game never went forward so we ended up playing a training game against each other that Friday before we got sent home for a while.

“I would be gutted if the season was made void. I’ve put a lot of hard work in this season, as has every player, so that wouldn’t be ideal at all. I’m still hoping we can finish the season somehow.

“If the season was to get void and everything I did was to be deleted, obviously I’d be gutted, however it doesn’t change what I’ve done the season and also the player I’ve become.

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