Cole Palmer Names Player Behind His ‘cold’ Celebration vs Luton, It’s Not Drogba

Cole Palmer Names Player Behind His ‘cold’ Celebration vs Luton, It’s Not Drogba

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
  • Cole Palmer scored twice in Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Luton
  • For his first goal, he came up with a ‘cold’ celebration
  • He spoke after the game on the inspiration behind his goal celebration

Cole Palmer is a man in form.

The England star scored twice and produced an assist as Chelsea secured a 3-2 win over Luton Town on Saturday, December 30.

Palmer was fortunate to benefit from a poor clearance for his first goal as he struck a powerful low shot past the Luton goalkeeper.

Cole Palmer scored twice in Chelsea's 3-2 win over Luton.
Cole Palmer celebrates scoring their team's third goal against Luton on December 30, 2023 in Luton, England. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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The 21-year-old set up Noni Madueke late in the first half, and the young winger smashed home his second goal in as many games.

Palmer then exhibited impressive composure for his team’s third goal, rounding the goalkeeper, beating a defender and slotting home.

At full-time, Palmer spoke to TNT Sports his goal celebration for the first goal.

As he wheeled away in celebration, Palmer cupped his mouth before rubbing himself as if cold. Fans instantly thought he was paying tribute to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, but that was not the case.

According to Palmer, he copied his friend Morgan Rogers, who applied a similar celebration after scoring for Middlesbrough recently.

"My boy did one for Middlesbrough, Morgs, so I told him I'd do it,” he said as quoted by

Palmer and Rogers rose up the ranks together at Manchester City, but both youngsters left the club in search of bigger playing opportunities.

Chelsea on the ascendancy

Without a doubt, Palmer is one of the most important players for Mauricio Pochettino this season.

His latest heroics ensured the Blues ended 2023 on a high, with two straight league wins in four days.

The former Manchester City star has 12 goal involvements in the Premier League this season, which is an impressive feat from a European point of view. Only Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham has more with 15.

Fans react to Madueke’s goal

Sports Brief also reported on fans’ take on Noni Madueke as the winger scored his second goal in as many matches for Chelsea.

Immediately the scores read 2-0, Madueke was a trending topic on social media for all the right reasons.

After just one goal in 19 appearances, the England international has now found the net twice in his last two Premier League appearances.

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