Cole Palmer Strikes Again, Sets Unique Record with Panenka Penalty vs Burnley

Cole Palmer Strikes Again, Sets Unique Record with Panenka Penalty vs Burnley

Rene Otinga
updated at March 30, 2024 at 5:34 PM
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  • Cole Palmer gave Chelsea the lead against Burnley from the penalty spot
  • The £42.5m man scored a cheeky Panenka at the stroke of half-time
  • Burnley were reduced to 10 men as Lorenz Assignon was sent off

Cole Palmer continued to show why he is one of the most important players in Chelsea’s squad with yet another goal for the Blues on Saturday, March 30.

The England international scored his sixth penalty of the season, and arguably his best of the bunch with a cheeky Panenka against Burnley.

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Cole Palmer scored Chelsea's opening goal as he set another unique milestone. Photo: Darren Walsh.
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Chelsea were back in after the international break as they welcomed a relegation-threatened Burnley to Stamford Bridge.

A drab first half saw Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s opening goal ruled out as Axel Disasi’s effort on the near post was adjudged to have been scored using his hand after intervention from the VAR.

The game experienced a huge turning point towards the end of the first half as Lorenz Assignon was penalised for a careless tackle in the box and subsequently shown a second yellow card.

Referee Darren England stood by his decision after a VAR review, and Palmer stepped up to take the spot kick.

Amid pressure to give his side the lead, the 21-year-old coolly dinked the ball past Arijanet Muric to give his side a precious lead going into the break.

Palmer stats for Chelsea

Since signing from Manchester City for £42.5m, Palmer has continued to show why he is worth every penny for Chelsea.

Despite primarily playing behind the main striker for most of the season, the young England star is Chelsea’s top scorer with 14 goals, per BBC.

He also leads in the assist charts with 12, with Raheem Sterling a distant second with seven assists in 36 games this season.

His latest goal means Palmer is the youngest Chelsea player to register 20 goal contributions in a Premier League season, according to @pubitysport.

10-man Burnley hold Chelsea

As far as the game was concerned, Chelsea could not collect all three points despite Palmer’s brilliance on the day.

Burnley equalized to make it 1-1 shortly after the break through Josh Cullen’s lovely strike on the volley, but Palmer restored Chelsea’s lead with a neat finish across Arijanet Muric.

The hosts were stunned in the 81st minute by a determined Burnley, who somehow levelled matters once again through Dara O'Shea’s header from Cullen’s corner kick.

Pochettino says Chelsea can win title

Prior to the match, Mauricio Pochettino was full of praise for his youngsters development in recent months.

As Sports Brief reported, the Chelsea boss claimed his side was capable of winning the league in the near future, but was unsure whether he would be the man to oversee the club get back to its glory days.

The last time Chelsea win the league was in 2017.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.