Cole Palmer of Chelsea had a great afternoon, but it came to an unsettling end when he had to leave the match against Burnley due to an apparent injury. Palmer and Raheem Sterling were key players for the Blues in their impressive Turf Moor performance.
Palmer scored from a penalty and assisted Nicolas Jackson for the former Manchester City duo’s goals and assists. Palmer appeared to feel something in his hamstring as he ran into the box, and Ian Maatsen replaced Palmer without any further hesitation.
Palmer stayed in the team despite Sterling’s comeback due to Mykhailo Mudryk’s injury, and Pochettino’s choice was swiftly supported. Sterling, who had had a strong start to the game, then played a significant part in giving Chelsea the lead after Burnley had taken the early lead.
Wilson Odobert converted his own cross into his own goal after which he was fouled in the penalty area early in the second half, and Palmer made the conversion from 12 yards. Following Sterling’s goal, Jackson also found the back of the net from a pass from Palmer to give Chelsea back-to-back away victories.
However, after the game, many people will probably be worried about a possible injury to Palmer, especially since he had such a significant impact on the game in addition to his new duty as the penalty taker. Even though the 21-year-old made few starts for Pep Guardiola’s team, Chelsea paid £40 million for him to join their team from Man City.
Positively, if Palmer is having a serious problem, the international break may have arrived at the best time for Chelsea. His appearance with the national team may now be in peril, depending on whether or not an injury is common. He had been called up to the England under-21 squad.