Garth Crooks suggests Chelsea should have moved for Everton’s Brendan Galloway

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Brendan Galloway’s performance for Everton against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday impressed Garth Crooks.

Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks has suggested on BBC Sport that Chelsea should have moved for Everton defender Brendan Galloway in the summer transfer window.

Crooks made his suggestion following Everton’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Galloway, who is just 19 years of age, started the game at left-back and played for the entire 90 minutes.

Former Tottenham forward Crooks was impressed with the shift put in by the English youngster and included him in his BBC Premier League Team of the Week.

“It's not the first time that Brendan Galloway has deputised for Leighton Baines on Everton's left but I can't remember him playing such a prominent role as he did against Chelsea,” Crooks wrote on BBC Sport. “His cross for Steven Naismith's first goal was superb.

“One Goodison banner said ‘No Means No, Jose. All Cash, No Class’ in reference to Chelsea's botched attempt to lure John Stones to the Bridge.

“Mourinho might have been more astute trying to buy Galloway instead. At least Mourinho would have one left-back in his team who is naturally left-footed.”

Against Chelsea, Galloway had a pass accuracy of 74%, created one chance, attempted one dribble, and made two interceptions and four blocks.

Over the course of the 90 minutes, Everton had 39% of the possession, took 14 shots of which nine were on target, and earned seven corners.

Hosts Chelsea had 61% of the possession, took 15 shots of which just two were on target, and earned 14 corners.

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