Mauricio Pochettino believes Cole Palmer has provided Chelsea with what they require ahead of their encounter against Arsenal. When he has started a game for Chelsea, the deadline-day purchase from Manchester City has a flawless record, with victories over Brighton, Fulham, and Burnley.
The 21-year-old scored his first goal for the Blues when handed the responsibility from the penalty spot against the Clarets, to cap off a solid start to his career at Stamford Bridge having also picked up two assists in the short time he has been with the club According to football.co
Pochettino emphasized Palmer’s freedom despite being positioned on the right and noted his unpredictable character as a crucial weapon in Chelsea’s assault. Raheem Sterling was positioned on the left against Burnley, where the 28-year-old flourished, assisting on all four Blues goals. Pochettino appears to have a lot of competition on the wings presently, especially with Mykhailo Mudryk’s increasing form.
“In the midfield area, they start to connect and get a good link,” Pochettino told the official Chelsea website. Cole Palmer is another good player that works well with his teammates. We give him the starting position on the right, but he is free to play between the lines.
Rom the penalty spot against the Clarets, capping off a great start to his career at Stamford Bridge, having also picked up two assists in his short time with the club.
While the international break is well underway, and Pochettino has less of his squad to work with than he would like, Arsenal await in nine days time. It is a clash that Chelsea’s head coach is looking forward to and hopes will allow him to assess where his team is at.