Mauricio Pochettino raves about ‘very talented’ 21-year-old Chelsea player after Burnley win
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino reserved some special praise for Cole Palmer after Saturday’s win against Burnley.
The Blues signed off before the international break with an impressive 4-1 away victory at Burnley, which they did despite going behind.
Interestingly, Chelsea’s win this weekend means they’ve now recorded back-to-back victories in the Premier League for the first time in 12 months.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have had a pretty shaky start to the campaign with some poor results, but the pieces are slowly starting to come together in recent games.
We’ll see what this group is really made of with some extremely tough fixtures after the two-week break, though.
Pochettino thinks that Chelsea’s Cole Palmer is a fantastic player after watching his weekend performance.
The 21-year-old attacker scored and assisted at Burnley to mark an eye-catching display.
When discussing Palmer to BBC’s Match of the Day, Pochettino said: “He is a very talented player and he has the quality and he surprised me when I arrived because it was the day before the transfer window closed. The way the he reads the situations and what the team needs in every situation, he can be the player who can link with his team-mates. Still very very young but with great personality and he has the talent and the quality which we saw today.”.
Some Chelsea fans may have been surprised to see Palmer step up to take a penalty against Burnley, but he dispatched his spot-kick superbly with a low finish to make it 2-1.
In addition, the left-footed playmaker created an assist with his pass for Nicolas Jackson’s goal.
Palmer’s forced his way into the starting XI in the last few games after a patient start following his summer arrival from Manchester City. It doesn’t look like he’ll give his spot up easily now.
He’s certainly adding something in this forward line for Chelsea with his calmness and quality on the ball. It’s an added bonus he looks to be an excellent penalty taker, too.