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Crystal Palace: Journalist tips Conor Gallagher and Marc Guehi for big things

Crystal Palace star Marc Guehi and loanee Conor Gallagher have been tipped for a bright future by journalist Tom Barclay after making fast starts to life at Selhurst Park.

What’s the story?

The Eagles began a new chapter in their history over the summer as Patrick Vieira replaced Roy Hodgson at the helm following four pragmatic years under the former England boss.

A big recruitment drive was at the heart of Vieira’s rebuild, with several young and exciting acquisitions replacing multiple experienced campaigners, and Guehi, in particular, was central to that.

The centre-back has played every minute of the Premier League campaign so far, while Gallagher has also caught the eye with a string of impressive performances for Palace in the opening weeks of the campaign, and Barclay believes both men are destined to enjoy hugely successful careers.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “They’ve both improved so much that it really speaks volumes for their work rate, how much they are liked by their coaches, how much they take things on and how much they listen, that they have just got better and better and better.

“If that rate of progress goes at the same rate, we’re talking about top players in the future.”

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Steve Parish masterclass

Although Palace have only won one of their eight Premier League fixtures to date, the club’s supporters are likely to be absolutely buzzing with what they’ve seen on the pitch so far, especially from their new talisman at the back.

While Gallagher completed a season-long move from the Blues after enjoying a temporary move to West Bromwich Albion last term, Guehi joined on a permanent basis via an £18m switch to the south London outfit.

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The £18m-rated central defender has gone on to form a formidable partnership with Joachim Andersen since his arrival, proving chairman Steve Parish pulled off a transfer masterclass by securing his signature.

An average of 3.2 clearances, 1.6 headers won and 1.2 tackles per game, via WhoScored, ranks him favourably amongst the Eagles squad, showing he has fitted in seamlessly despite the step up from Championship football last season.

Vieira and co. will be hoping Palace’s entertaining performances translate into more points on the board over the coming weeks, but it’s certainly an exciting time to be an Eagles fan once again.

Guehi is evidently one for the future, as seen by Barclay’s claim, so those in southeast London should be absolutely delighted that he’s on the books at Selhurst Park.

Parish and Palace have certainly struck gold with the former Chelsea graduate.

And, in other news…Vieira could unearth Palace prodigy in 19y/o maestro, he’s a “top professional” 

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