Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, has warned the club strongly that they will regret it if they allow young midfielder Conor Gallagher leave the club.
He said that Gallagher, who is currently on loan at Crystal Palace, must be given the opportunity to challenge for a place in Chelsea’s XI next season.
The Blues are currently facing midfield injury crisis with Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek adding to their worries ahead of their Premier League game against Wolves this weekend
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss, Tuchel admitted he might be forced to rush N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic back ahead of schedule tomorrow.
“He can’t leave, can’t let this one go. Too many great players have left Chelsea that have gone elsewhere,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.
“This one would be a bridge too far to let him go. He does one thing that Chelsea haven’t got. He’s a goalscoring midfielder and more centrally. They’ve got lots of wide players who can chip in with goals.
“Sometimes Mason Mount can sometimes play a bit more central, Hudson-Odoi can come inside you could argue but he’s an attacking midfielder. He’s like N’Golo Kante with goals.
“When that description was mentioned by Tuchel he’s got goals. He does so many good things for the side but I think he can do what Kante can do and give you a return of goals.
‘I’d be amazed if Tuchel doesn’t have him back next season ready to fight for a place in that starting line-up.”