What Cole Palmer said after his superstar level Chelsea goal vs Luton

The Pride of London discuss what Chelsea star Cole Palmer said after his superstar level goal for the Blues versus Luton Town. Meanwhile, we hear what the other goalscorer, Noni Madueke, thought of the Hatters match

Luton Town v Chelsea FC - Premier League
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Palmer is a gem. He - along with James Maddison the Tottenham Hotspur playmaker - can stake a claim to Premier League signing of the season. Essentially, as Mauricio Pochettino said himself, the England international is Chelsea's focal point at present. But what did Palmer say subsequent to his wonder-goal?:

"[On he second goal] When I took it round the keeper I thought the other guy would come across fast, so if I waited a second I’d have time to put it in.

Hopefully this is just the start. I’m adapting to a new life – my teammates, the city, everything’s new to me – and hopefully I can show more on the pitch."

Noni Madueke is back and scoring - will he start the next game?

Pochettino has some very good problems now: there are an abundance of attackers knocking on his door. There are five or six players vying for a place on the wing, the No.10 or second striker role, as well as a few players wanting to be the main centreforward. You may not realise it, but things are taking shape, in the forward department, anyway. Defensively, problems remain as CFC personnel switch off, don't do their due diligence and therefore often struggle for clean sheets.

Ultimately, having a conundrum to solve from in form Blues is absolutely what Pochettino requires. Although this situation can cause more issues: everyone wants to be in the XI. Even peripheral or young up-and-comers are making waves and names for themselves. Palmer obviously became undroppable weeks ago; with fitness, Christopher Nkunku joins the former Manchester City starlet in every lineup.

Furthermore, Noni Madueke is making it very hard for the ex-Spurs boss not to include him at the beginning of fixtures. After scoring in consecutive games - one a very special finish against Luton - and starting the latter match, supporters of the west London outfit will now see more of the Englishman. What was his verdict following the clash with the Bedfordshire team?:

"We had to stay together in the last moments, we know it’s a hard place to come. We made it hard for ourselves but I’m glad we got the three points.

[On his goal] They double-teamed me most of the time, so I just thought I’d shift it to my right and hit it as hard as I can. Luckily it went in the top corner.

[Palmer’s second goal was an ice-cold finish, wasn’t it?] That’s why they call him Cold Palmer!"