FA Takes Final Decision On Whether Gallagher Will Play Against Chelsea In Palace FA Cup Tie

Chelsea will face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-final on April 16.

Conor Gallagher is arguably the Eagles’ best player of the season so many fans from both sides are wondering if the on-loan midfielder is available to face his parent team.

The answer is no.

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Here is an excerpt from the FA Rules, as quoted by The Athletic reporter Matt Woonsam: “The Association will not give permission for players on loan or work experience to play against the lending Club.”

Gallagher has been absolutely phenomenal on loan at Palace, making 11 goal contributions (8 goals and 3 assists) in 25 league appearances so far.

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