Cole Palmer of Chelsea Shares His Amusing Response to Matching Ex-Manchester City teammate and goal maestro Erling Haaland in Premier League goal tally

Palmer's stellar form at Chelsea sees him match Haaland's goal tally from their time together at Manchester City.

Cole Palmer On Equaling Goals With Erling Haaland
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Palmer has been in exceptional form for Chelsea this season, scoring 20 goals in the league, which equals Haaland’s tally for Manchester City. The two were previously teammates at the Etihad Stadium, but Palmer’s opportunities were limited to just 41 appearances under Pep Guardiola.

In his 38 games for Chelsea, Palmer has contributed to 36 goals, scoring 23 and providing 13 assists. The outcome of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Mauricio Pochettino’s side and Manchester City at Wembley remains uncertain, but both players will undoubtedly be pivotal.

Reflecting on matching Haaland’s goal tally, Palmer expressed amusement, stating, “It just makes me laugh to be honest. I never thought, this time last year, when I was playing with him, I’d be on the same goals as him, especially with what he was doing in the league last season. It’s just mad.”

Both Chelsea and Manchester City are determined to secure a spot in the FA Cup final. For Chelsea, it represents their final opportunity to claim silverware this season, while City aim to achieve a domestic double by adding the FA Cup to their Premier League title aspirations.

Cole Palmer

Cole Palmer

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder

EnglandEngland

Age: 22

189 cm

kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 33 4 Missed
Minutes 2539 76.9 Avg
Goals 22 0.7 Avg
Assist 10 0.3 Avg
Attempt 88 2.7 Avg
Passes 1227 37.282.9% AvgSucc
Yellow 7 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 5 times for 353 minutes for FA Cup.

Cole Palmer scored 1 goal for Chelsea. He procured two assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 9th in FA Cup. In the last match Chelsea won 6-0 against Everton.

Chelsea performance and stats

Chelsea

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino Trossero
Rank 7th
Win 16
Draw 9
Loss 11
Goals 73-61
Diff 12

In the last 5 games, it has won 4 times and drawn once. In its last match, Chelsea won 4-2 against Leicester City.​​

Chelsea will play the next match in FA Cup against Manchester City on Saturday 20th of April in London. The prediction is Manchester City winning the match.​

Erling Haaland

Erling Håland

Forwarder

EnglandEngland

Age: 24

195 cm

87 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 30 7 Missed
Minutes 2469 82.3 Avg
Goals 26 0.9 Avg
Assist 5 0.2 Avg
Attempt 28 0.9 Avg
Passes 357 11.979.2% AvgSucc
Yellow 1 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total twice for 164 minutes for FA Cup.

Erling Haaland scored 5 goals for Manchester City. He procured no assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 1st in FA Cup. In the last match Manchester City won 5-1 against Luton Town.

Manchester City performance and stats

Manchester City

Manager: Josep Guardiola
Rank 1st
Win 27
Draw 7
Loss 3
Goals 93-33
Diff 60

Manchester City will play the next match in FA Cup against Chelsea on Saturday 20th of April in London. The prediction is Manchester City winning the match.​