Since Todd Boehly took control of Chelsea in 2022, the team has spent a jaw-dropping $1.6 billion on 25 players in three transfer windows. The latest player, Cole Palmer, may just prove to be the best purchase of all. Palmer, who previously played for Manchester City, scored a goal during the Community Shield against Arsenal and another in the UEFA Super Cup final before moving to Chelsea on deadline day for £42.5m.
Now a 21-year-old, Palmer backed himself to join another big club with hefty resources in London, after finding his path to action blocked by City’s array of attacking talent. Having recently scored a nerveless penalty at the death in a 4-4 draw, Palmer seems to have already proved his worth. The pressure on Palmer during the penalty was greater due to the circumstances of it, and his ice-cool execution despite the stress received much acclaim from Alan Shearer.
There was no doubt who was taking Monday’s attempt after Palmer wrestled with veteran Raheem Sterling to take a penalty against Arsenal earlier in the season. Palmer has so much confidence in his natural ability that he did not even bother practicing spot kicks. Former City defender Micah Richards said he was “gutted” and “devastated” by Palmer’s move to Chelsea, but admitted that it was the right decision as he would become the main man at Chelsea, something that was unlikely to happen at City given the talent overflowing in that squad.
The news described Chelsea’s recent game with Manchester City in detail and how Chelsea’s animated manager Mauricio Pochettino stormed into the field to confront the referee. However, Poch apologized after the fact, stating that he had crossed the limit. Mikel Arteta also praised the refereeing in Arsenal’s defeat of Burnley, indicating that he believed the referees to be fair. On the other hand, Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi criticized English referees after his team’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.
Meanwhile, Mo Salah continued his goal spree and Darwin Nunez dazzled Klopp with his performance against Brentford. Finally, the article discussed the performance and recent losses of Tottenham under Angelos Postecoglou.