Pochettino raises concerns to Chelsea over care of rising star Cole Palmer amid managerial uncertainty

The rise of Cole Palmer at Chelsea, with 23 goals since joining from Manchester City last summer, has drawn attention to his ability to handle fame.

Pochettino's Plan For Cole Palmer
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Palmer’s meteoric rise to global recognition stems from his stellar performances with the Blues since his transfer from Manchester City last summer. The dynamic midfielder has netted 23 goals across various competitions for the London side, solidifying his status as one of the nation’s most promising talents.

At just 21 years old, Palmer’s sudden fame has raised concerns about his ability to handle the spotlight. Yet, drawing from his experiences guiding players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli at Tottenham, Pochettino expresses confidence in his ability, along with his coaching staff, to keep the English star grounded. Despite ongoing speculation about Pochettino’s future at Chelsea due to the team’s underwhelming results this season, he emphasizes the importance of helping Palmer navigate the challenges that come with newfound fame.

In his remarks to the press, Pochettino emphasizes the need for Palmer to adapt to the new circumstances he faces, acknowledging the inevitability of various pressures and distractions. He underscores the coaching staff’s role in providing guidance not only to Palmer but also to his support network, emphasizing the club’s trust in their expertise. Pochettino stresses the necessity of a supportive environment for Palmer’s development amid the uncertainties.

Palmer looks to enhance his goal-scoring prowess by facing his former club when Chelsea clashes with Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals. Notably, he found the net in their previous encounter this season, contributing to a thrilling 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge.

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 6 times for 369 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.​​