Date: 26th May 2022 at 4:34pm
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Dean Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that Frank Lampard will look to bring Chelsea youngsters Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja to Everton.

Gallagher has been on loan at Crystal Palace this season, where the 22-year-old impressed.

His WhoScored league rating of 7.08 is the highest at the south London club, and only Wilfred Zaha can better than the England international’s eight goals.

Broja meanwhile was on loan at Southampton, where he has scored six goals, the third-highest for the Saints.

The 20-year-old’s performances earned him praise from the Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, who described the striker as “dangerous.”

“He’s a great threat. He has not had many poor games this season and today he showed again how dangerous he can be for the opponent and he’s very helpful for our game.”

The Albania international made his debut for the Blues under Frank Lampard when he was managing the west London club, and Jones thinks the Toffees boss’ connections to Stamford Bridge may influence his transfer policy in the summer.

“Lampard will fall back on what he knows and what he’s good at – that’s going back to Chelsea and looking at players he knew in the set-up there.

“With the Conor Gallagher situation and Armando Broja, they’ll definitely be two players that he will look to have conversations with over what he sees the future being for them at Chelsea.”

Our thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments on Lampard’s transfer plans…

You do not need to look any further than Mason Mount, who was managed by Lampard at Derby County and Chelsea, to find evidence of his ability in developing young players.

The two-time Chelsea Player of the Season’s market value has increased more than tenfold whilst playing under the 43-year-old, from £3.6m in June 2018, when he moved to the Rams on loan, to £40.5m in October 2020.

Even in his short time at Goodison, there has been growth in some of the younger players. Anthony Gordon’s market value has doubled since December 2021.

This impact has not been lost on the 21-year-old, who has called Lampard a “tactical genius”.

“He is a tactical genius and I am thriving off that. I’m learning from him every day, stuff I hadn’t heard before.

“It was those little details, for us to be faster and more aggressive. He wanted to push us higher up the pitch and while it might not seem a lot, those little details go a really long way in a game like this.”

So if he is after Gallagher and Broja, the two Chelsea players will be in safe hands under Frank Lampard.

 

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