Ever since Cole Palmer made the switch from Manchester to London at the beginning of September, he has emerged as one of the faces of Chelsea’s young project. He left the Premier League Champions in order to get regular game time, and he is currently one of, if not the first name on the team sheet for Chelsea right now.
Despite limited appearances and zero Premier League goals to his name, the Blues paid £42.5m for his services, a fee that could soon look to be a bargain. An incredibly highly-rated player at Man City, he was the victim of the success of those around him, rather than his own individual talent.
Having to compete with players such as Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish amongst others is no easy task when you are an up-and-coming player searching for regular minutes. Even more so in a team that has just won a treble and is looking to build on those triumphs.
His excellent performances so far have culminated in a first England call-up, which was announced the morning after he had won man of the match and scored a stoppage-time equaliser from the penalty spot in Chelsea’s 4-4 draw against his former club.