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Chelsea fans hail local hero with touching tifo display

In this year's ‘Battle of the Bridge', an infamous derby fixture in which Chelsea reluctantly welcome Tottenham to their home ground, Blues supporters unveiled a touching Conor Gallagher tifo.

Amid what has been a terrible season for the West London club, fans demonstrated once more that local heroes will always be admired.

Conor Gallagher tifo displayed against Tottenham

Chelsea unveiled an incredible Conor Gallagher tifo against Tottenham
Conor Gallagher has been one of the few shining lights at Stamford Bridge this season. Photo by Icon Sport

‘Since birth': Chelsea fans unveil Conor Gallagher tifo

Ahead of what is more than likely the fixture all Chelsea fans look forward to most at the start of each campaign, supporters of the club marked the fixture as an opportunity to show appreciation to local lad Gallagher.

The 24-year-old has been one of the few positives at Stamford Bridge this term, with his passion and work rate a massive hit among supporters.

Despite reports suggesting the club's owners are looking to potentially offload the Englishman in the summer in order to balance the books, he is incredibly popular among a large portion of the fanbases – demonstrated in this fixture.

A tifo display depicting Gallagher himself and a message reading “Chelsea since birth” was brandished at Stamford Bridge, reminding Todd Boehly and co of the importance of having academy graduates in the side.

A chance to save a terrible season

Gallagher is the very definition of hard work and passion, with his constant desire to win the ball back making him a fan-favourite at the club. They are two words that can be levelled at very few players in the team this campaign, and it was a fitting moment to remind all of them that they are the basics of football.

Although the tifo does not explicitly state that, choosing to praise the midfielder was likely a deliberate choice for this very reason.

Chelsea are currently enduring a terrible season by their own incredibly high standards, but remarkably, victory over their bitter rivals in the famous ‘Battle of the Bridge' would see the Blues climb to eighth, just three points adrift of Manchester United in sixth.

With that in mind, this Conor Gallagher tifo was an ingenious way for the Chelsea fans to both praise a fan favourite, and remind several other players of how important it is to work hard in the remaining fixtures.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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