Cole Palmer: Man City Troll Chelsea Star After Carabao Cup Final Loss to Liverpool

Cole Palmer: Man City Troll Chelsea Star After Carabao Cup Final Loss to Liverpool

Martin Moses
updated at February 26, 2024 at 6:05 AM
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  • Cole Palmer and his Chelsea side lost the Carabao Cup final on Sunday
  • Chelsea were beaten by Liverpool courtesy of a late Virgil Van Dijk header
  • Palmer's former club, Manchester City, aimed a shot at the Blues forward

Manchester City aimed an apparent dig at their former player Cole Palmer after the 2024 Carabao Cup final on February 25.

Palmer was on the losing end as his Chelsea side fell to Liverpool thanks to a late goal from Virgil Van Dijk, who evaded his marker to head in Kostas Tsimikas' corner.

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Cole Palmer looks dejected after Virgil Van Dijk scored in the Carabao Cup final on February 25. Photo by Mike Hewitt.
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The England international failed to conjure up the mercurial moments that have seen him become an instant fan favourite with Chelsea fans since making the switch from Manchester at the start of the season.

Cole Palmer's time at Chelsea

The forward had become increasingly impatient that he wouldn't have sufficient game time under Pep Guardiola and decided to seek new pastures, with Chelsea paying £42.5 million to bring him to West London.

The 21-year-old has ten goals and six assists in the Premier League this season - no Chelsea player has more. He has faced his former side twice, scoring a late penalty at Stamford Bridge last year to rescue a point.

He has become famous for the 'Cold' celebrations. After his failure to inspire Chelsea to cup victory, Manchester City's X admin posted a picture of Phil Foden with emojis depicting cold, leaving fans to assume it was a dig on their academy graduate.

Why Manchester City sold Palmer

Guardiola has previously addressed why he allowed Palmer to leave.

"After two or three seasons, he wanted more minutes than the last season. I understand completely. If Palmer had the minutes I gave to Phil Foden from the beginning, Cole Palmer would be here - but I didn't give them to him. That is my responsibility," he said, as quoted by 90MIN.

Palmer and Chelsea will regroup and focus their attention on the FA Cup, where they play Leeds United in the fifth round on Wednesday.

Fan mocks Enzo Fernandez

Sports Brief has also reported that Enzo Fernandez had to be restrained from getting physical with a Liverpool fan after their loss in the Carabao Cup final.

The fan was heard mocking the Argentine World Cup winner as Chelsea went up the stands to take their runner-up medals.

Fernandez turned around to confront the fan but was quickly shielded by a teammate.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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