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Cole Palmer becomes the first Premier League player to score & assist in five separate matches. Ties Jude Bellingham as best U21 contributor in Europe’s top 5 leagues

Chelsea prevailed 3:2 over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge last night in the Premier League. Cole Palmer was the standout player for Chelsea, assisting Nicolas Jackson for the opener in the 6th minute and scoring Chelsea’s 2nd goal himself in the 57th minute. Following his exceptional performance, Cole Palmer has become the first player this season in the Premier League to both score and assist in five different matches. He did so against Burnley, Tottenham, Sheffield United, Luton, and most recently, Newcastle.

Palmer’s impact at Chelsea has been nothing short of crucial. With 19 goals and assists in his last 19 Premier League appearances, his consistency and quality have been instrumental and the attacker is making a strong case to play a key role for England in the upcoming Euro 2024. Reflecting on his move from Manchester City, Palmer shared with Sky, “I decided to leave City as I thought I was ready to play football week in week out. That’s the reason I came to Chelsea. I wanted to showcase my ability week in, week out like I said. Thankfully, it’s paid off.”

His latest achievement places him at the top among footballers aged 21 or yonger in Europe’s five major leagues, sharing the spotlight with compatriot Jude Bellingham, with each having been directly involved in 19 goals this season.

Chelsea’s victory against Newcastle not only highlighted Palmer’s growing importance in the team but also improved their standing in the Premier League. With 39 points, they now sit just one point behind Newcastle, having a game in hand.