Cole Palmer: Chelsea’s Two Goal Hero Blasts Teammates After Draw Against Burnley

Cole Palmer: Chelsea’s Two Goal Hero Blasts Teammates After Draw Against Burnley

Elijah Odetokun
March 30, 2024 at 6:57 PM
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  • Chelsea drew 2-2 with 10-man Burnley at Stamford Bridge
  • Cole Palmer’s two-goal heroic went for nothing in the game
  • The result leaves the Blues rooted to 11th position on the log

Cole Palmer is displeased with his Chelsea teammates after their lapses led to relinquishing a hard-fought lead against relegation-threatened 10-man Burnley.

Palmer scored twice, one in either half – the first from the penalty spot with a cheeky paneka and the second a brilliant shot from inside the box, but the team were pegged back on both occasions.

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Cole Palmer celebrates after scoring Chelsea's second goal against Burnley. Photo by Zac Goodwin.
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First, it was Josh Cullen who cancelled out his first goal with a brilliant strike from outside the box early in the second half before Dara O'Shea scored from a corner.

Jay Rodriguez rattled the crossbar with a header after beating Djordje Petrovic from another corner kick and could have stolen a famous win at Stamford Bridge.

Palmer blasts Chelsea teammates

The summer signing, who has clearly been the team's best player this season, was displeased with his teammates after squandering the lead he gave them on two occasions.

“It’s poor, really… it can’t happen, especially when they go down to ten men. We got too comfortable. Same story, we kill ourselves every week. It’s got to improve from us as players. We need consistency,” he said.

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino partially voiced Palmer's opinion but again softened stance by saying it is not to blame the players.

“I’m sorry. We didn't show the capacity, energy, hunger, the minimum to compete. That's why I am so upset and disappointed,” he said.
“It's difficult to accept not to win the game because it was a must-win game. It’s not to blame the players, it’s to blame everyone.”

Up next for the team is the visit of Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening, with a chance to immediately bounce back.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.