Chelsea’s Palmer emulates Yaya Toure and Berbatov after performance against Manchester United

Chelsea's Cole Palmer scores from the penalty spot against Manchester United (Imago)

Chelsea’s Palmer emulates Yaya Toure and Berbatov after performance against Manchester United

Ayoola Kelechi 23:03 - 04.04.2024

Cole Palmer's heroics for Chelsea against Manchester United put him on a pedestal alongside Premier League greats like Yaya Toure and Dimitar Berbatov

In a dramatic encounter against Manchester United, Chelsea's Cole Palmer showcased nerves of steel as he replicated the penalty-taking prowess of Premier League legends.

Palmer seals remarkable Chelsea comeback

After Antony's foul on Marc Cucurella resulted in a penalty for Chelsea, Palmer stepped up confidently, sending Andre Onana the wrong way to double Chelsea's lead. Palmer's composed finish mirrored the efficiency of Premier League greats like Frank Lampard, setting the stage for a captivating match.

Despite Chelsea squandering their lead and trailing 3-2 deep into additional time, Palmer's heroics ensured a thrilling comeback. The England international showcased his reliability from the spot once again, converting another penalty in the 110th minute to level the score before sealing the remarkable victory with a goal just a minute later.

Record-breaking feat for Palmer

Palmer's clinical penalty-taking display against Manchester United solidified his place in Chelsea's history books. With eight successful penalties in a single Premier League campaign, Palmer emulated the achievements of Frank Lampard, becoming the first player since the Chelsea legend to score that many penalties in one season.

Additionally, Palmer's flawless conversion rate from the spot ranks him among Premier League greats, with only Yaya Toure and Dimitar Berbatov boasting higher success rates. In Premier League history, only Yaya Touré (11/11) and Dimitar Berbatov (9/9) have taken more penalties while converting 100% of them than Chelsea’s Cole Palmer (8/8).

Ice-Cold Palmer

Palmer's ability to maintain composure under pressure and deliver crucial goals from the spot reflects his maturity and confidence on the pitch. His performance against Manchester United further solidified his reputation as a reliable and composed penalty taker, a quality that bodes well for Chelsea's future success.

Cole Palmer's exceptional performance against Manchester United not only secured a vital victory for Chelsea but also highlighted his emergence as a potent force in Premier League football. With his penalty-taking prowess reminiscent of legends, Palmer's future looks promising as he continues to make his mark on the English top flight.

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