Since making a noteworthy move from Manchester City to Chelsea for €47 million in the summer, 21-year-old Cole Palmer has swiftly transformed into the star player for the Blues. His recent stellar performance against Luton, where he contributed two goals and an assist in Chelsea's 3-2 victory, earned him the nickname "Cold Palmer" from teammates.
His composure on the field, especially evident in his celebration with crossed arms, reflects the newfound confidence that has elevated him to the status of Chelsea's future luminary.
Palmer's impact on Chelsea's challenging season has been profound, as he has been involved in 12 Premier League goals in just 17 appearances, showcasing his prowess with eight goals and four assists.
Remarkably, only Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham, who is slightly older, has been involved in more goals among players under 22 in the top five leagues.
Palmer's unexpected rise has seen him become Chelsea's regular penalty taker and a key contributor to the team's ball movement. His recent England debut signals a promising trajectory that could lead to a spot in the Euros squad this summer.
The game against Luton marked Palmer's fourth this season with both goals and assists, a feat unmatched by any other player in the league.
His achievements place him in the esteemed company of Chelsea legends like Arjen Robben, Eden Hazard, Christian Pulisic, and Mason Mount, solidifying his impact at the age of 21.
Despite initial skepticism from some Chelsea fans about his acquisition, Palmer's value has skyrocketed to €45 million, making him a prized asset for the club until 2030, much to the delight of supporters.