Conor Gallagher removes self-doubt to state case for Chelsea and England | England

Imposter syndrome is not a problem for Conor Gallagher any more. The Chelsea midfielder, who was as surprised as anyone when he was named in England’s squad at the World Cup last year, no longer feels out of place for club and country.

A year ago Gallagher was telling journalists he had not expected to go to the World Cup. It was a comment indicative of a player short of continuity and self‑belief; a player weighed down by all the chopping and changing at Chelsea.

How things change. Gallagher has become a key figure for Chelsea, starting 14 times in 15 games this season, and has worn the…


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