Chelsea 1-0 Fulham: 3 Blues talking points

Chelsea beat Fulham once again in the West London derby at Stamford Bridge, courtesy of a Cole Palmer penalty. The talking points are below.

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Cole ‘Cold’ Palmer back at it again with the goods

The Blues displayed a rather lackluster performance in the first half, but Palmer emerged as one of the few bright spots. His clever pass in added time located Sterling, who was subsequently brought down, leading to a penalty. The 21-year-old confidently took and converted it coolly. In the second half, Palmer maintained his confidence, serving as the key figure in the team's forward movements.

Cole Palmer recorded more successful attacking third passes (24/30) than any other player for either Chelsea or Fulham. Notably, 24 out of 36 passes completed by Cole Palmer were in the opposition half, showcasing his prowess in attack. Furthermore, Cole Palmer stands out as a truly special player in attack, and it's worth mentioning that no player aged 21 or under has scored more in a single Premier League campaign for Chelsea than him with nine goals. Cole Palmer (13) and Jude Bellingham (15) are at the forefront in terms of goals and assists for U21 players in Europe's top five leagues. The future looks promising for Three Lions.