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Potter throws down the gauntlet
Graham Potter is confident Conor Gallagher can build on his debut goal for Chelsea.
The England midfielder climbed off the bench to drill home a sensational winner as the Blues battled back from a goal down to secure a 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
Gallagher, 22, did not celebrate having spent last season on loan at Selhurst Park but was mobbed by his team-mates after the strike.
And Potter said: "I hope it’s the start of a very successful Chelsea career for Conor.
"He’s a young player who did very well at Crystal Palace last season and now it’s another step for him.
"I really like Conor. He’s a fantastic kid, first of all, who trains well every day and he’s desperate to do well.
"He’s desperate to play for Chelsea and he’s desperate to be successful here, so that’s a great starting point.
"Now it’s about finding the right balance for him to be in the team and for the players on the pitch to play to their optimal level on a regular basis.
"Regarding Conor as a person, though, he’s absolutely top."
Boro axe Wilder
Middlesbrough have sacked Chris Wilder after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Coventry left them languishing in the Championship's bottom three.
Wilder, 55, took charge at the Riverside in November 2021 following the club's decision to part company with Neil Warnock.
But things have not gone to plan so far this season, with just two wins in 11 league games.
A brief statement published on Boro's website said: "Middlesbrough have terminated the contract of manager Chris Wilder with immediate effect.
"Leo Percovich will take over first team affairs in the interim basis, assisted by Craig Liddle, Mark Tinkler and Lee Cattermole.
"The club would like to place on record its thanks to Chris and his staff for all their hard work over the past 11 months."
Consistency is key
Virgil van Dijk has issued a rallying cry to his Liverpool team-mates after a frustrating start to the season.
The Reds were held to a 3-3 draw by Brighton on Saturday and currently find themselves ninth in the Premier League, despite only losing once in seven games.
Four draws have cost Jurgen Klopp's men dear and Van Dijk, 31, is desperate for the Merseysiders to go on a winning run.
He said: "We’ve been doing it for four years, five years on a consistent basis and we have to get back to that consistency, all of us. And we have to stick together.
"You have to get in the moment and that consistency is the most difficult part of football.
"You have to do that together, deal with setbacks together and keep doing the same things you want to do.
"It is difficult to react the right way if you are not in the best possible shape, all of us, but I’m confident that we will be.
"Four months ago we were playing for all the titles, now we are not in the best moment. But we will get there."
Meanwhile, Klopp has reassured summer signing Darwin Nunez that there are no concerns about his contribution or form.
The Liverpool boss said: "It's really important in our situation that he isn’t looking like he is worrying or whatever.
"The team is not flying and that makes it not easy for a striker, especially not for a finisher.
"It’s not that we aren’t creating chances, but it’s not like everything is clicking and we put in one player and he finishes."
Chelsea will face Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in the group stage of the Women’s Champions League.
The Women’s Super League champs were among the top four seeds in today's draw but find themselves in Group A with the European giants as well as Albanian minnows Vllaznia.
PSG reached the semi-finals of the tournament last term and Real the quarters, where they lost the second leg to Barcelona in front of more than 90,000 fans.
Arsenal are the other British representatives after narrowly beating Ajax over two legs and they have also been handed a tricky draw.
The Gunners must tackle defending champions Lyon, who defeated Barca in the final, Juventus and Swiss side FC Zurich in Group C.
Women's Champions League groups
Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Vllaznia
Wolfsburg, Slavia Prague, St Polten, Roma
Lyon, Arsenal, Juventus, FC Zurich
Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Rosengard, Benfica
League Two Swindon will be without skipper Angus MacDonald when they host Newport tomorrow night.
Centre-back MacDonald, 29, dislocated his collar bone at the weekend as the Robins lost to Northampton and he is set to be sidelined for a number of weeks.