Chelsea vs Man City: Cole Palmer Speaks After Denying His Former Side Victory at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Man City: Cole Palmer Speaks After Denying His Former Side Victory at Stamford Bridge

Fred Kennedy
updated at November 12, 2023 at 8:03 PM
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  • Cole Palmer spent 15 years with Manchester City before he left in the summer
  • The youngster went on to join rivals Chelsea in the summer
  • He was on target on Sunday as the Blues held City to a 4-4 draw

Chelsea star Cole Palmer has admitted it felt very strange for him to play against Manchester City when the two teams faced off at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

Palmer came through the ranks at City before he made his senior debut for the reigning English champions in 2020.

However, with no clear path for him to play more regularly for the first team under Pep Guardiola, the Englishman resolved to swap City for Chelsea in the summer.

Mauricio Pochettino speaks to Cole Palmer during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Marc Atkins.
Mauricio Pochettino speaks to Cole Palmer during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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According to Sky Sports, the Blues paid an initial £40m with £2.5m in add-ons to take their spending under the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership to £1.02bn at the time.

The youngster has gone on to establish himself as an integral squad member for Mauricio Pochettino.

Palmer speaks after denying Man City victory

The Englishman was a big talking point on Sunday after he scored a stoppage-time penalty to deny City victory at Stamford Bridge.

With the two teams tied 3-3, Rodri appeared to have won it for the visitors with just five minutes left on the clock.

However, the west Londoners were awarded a penalty deep in the second half, with Palmer stepping up to score to force the tie into a 4-4 dramatic draw.

Speaking after the match, the attacking midfielder said:

"First time I’ve played against City since I left, but I’ve got the utmost respect for the club that I spent 15 years at. It was nice to see some friends, unlucky not to get the win but it was a great game."
"It was a great game, we went behind a few times and bounced back," he added via Metro UK.

Cole Palmer apologises to Pochettino

At the same time, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea summer signing, Cole Palmer has apologised for throwing a bottle at Mauricio Pochettino during the London derby against rivals Arsenal.

Palmer was among the goalscorers as the two Premier League giants played out a 2-2 draw over the weekend at Stamford Bridge.

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