Cole Palmer joins exclusive club after Chelsea brace

Chelsea faced off with Luton Town on Saturday afternoon in a Premier League clash.

The Blues ran out 3-2 winners on the day thanks to a Cole Palmer brace and a strike from Noni Madueke. Chelsea are back in action vs Preston in the FA Cup on Saturday and are 1/5 favourites with bet365 to win that tie.

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Cole Palmer shines

After scoring twice over the weekend, Cole Palmer has been involved in 12 Premier League goals this season (8 goals, 4 assists) - the only player currently aged 21 or under to be involved in more in Europe’s top five leagues this term is Jude Bellingham (15).

Palmer’s latest impressive display led to high praise from Mauricio Pochettino post-match:

“What can I say? It is obvious he is an important player for us. Decisive player. Then scoring goals like this, I am so pleased with him and the team,” the Argentine said.

On his side’s overall display vs Luton, Pochettino added: “I am so pleased because I think it is never easy. We needed to win, I think we controlled the game until the second half, 60-65minutes.

“Overall we were the better side and fully deserved the result. Too many positive performances. When you concede you build the belief of the opponent. The Premier League is like this, if you see games like Arsenal, Liverpool, City, Newcastle, you understand the difficulty of playing here in this atmosphere.

“They believe in the way they play, very good players, very good coach and it is tough to play here. We needed the three points and we got what we wanted.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.