Chelsea midfielder Cole Palmer faces injury on England Under-21s duty

Chelsea FC manager Mauricio Pochettino made remarks on the club’s choice to sign Cole Palmer from Manchester City during the summer transfer window. Palmer’s excellent play has made him a revelation at Stamford Bridge, most recently in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Pochettino stated that the primary reason for Palmer’s signing was to address the team’s need for a playmaker. Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of their match against Spurs, the Argentine manager stated,

“I think when we tried to sign him and when he arrived on the last day of the transfer market, I think we were thinking that he can be a player, that playmaker that we needed on the team.”

Palmer’s impact has been apparent with three Premier League goals this season, all from penalties, and four assists in all competitions since his arrival.

At only 21 years old, the young England U21 international has drawn comparisons to former Manchester City teammate Bernardo Silva. Chelsea will be taking on Manchester City soon, and Pochettino has a jewel in his team that might be costly for the Premier League champions, who let him leave.

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