Fans Call Chelsea a Cole Palmer Club After Losing Badly to Arsenal Without Him in Premier League

Fans Call Chelsea a Cole Palmer Club After Losing Badly to Arsenal Without Him in Premier League

Joel Reyes
April 24, 2024 at 2:46 AM
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  • Arsenal defeated Chelsea 5-0 in their Premier League showdown on Tuesday night
  • Fans blasted the Blues after they suffered one of their worst Premier League defeats
  • They called them a Cole Palmer club as they looked lost without him in the lineup

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Are Chelsea a one-man team?

The Blues struggled mightily without Cole Palmer in their lineup on Tuesday, losing 5-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Fans blasted the team's performance after the match, with some calling them a Cole Palmer club following the heavy defeat.

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Mauricio Pochettino looks dejected as Chelsea lost to Arsenal 5-0; Cole Palmer in action for Chelsea in the FA Cup. Images: Marc Atkins/ Visionhaus.
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Faniel Sequare took a shot at Pochettino, who said they're not Cole Palmer FC, writing that this game showed they are nothing without him.

Another fan echoed his sentiment, writing "Chelsea is a Cole Palmer club. Without him they are nothing."

Mbah wrote that "Chelsea without Cole Palmer is just another Luton Town."

Janty noted that Chelsea would have been in the relegation battle if they didn't have Cole Palmer.

Blaine Grisak took aim at Pochettino with his post on X, writing that a 5-0 loss to Arsenal is unacceptable and it "really shows that CFC stands for Cole Football club." He added that "without Palmer, Chelsea are a relegation squad."

Chelsea sorely miss Palmer in Arsenal loss

Palmer has been exceptional for the Blues this season, scoring 25 goals in all competitions. Twenty of those came in the Premier League, putting Palmer in a tie for first place with Erling Haaland in the Golden Boot race.

He sat out the game against Arsenal after missing Monday's training due to illness. His absence had a profound effect on the Blues, who looked lost without their star player in the lineup.

Leandro Trossard opened the scoring for the Gunners in the fourth minute before Ben White and Kai Havertz sealed the victory with braces in the second half.

Havertz celebrates double vs. Chelsea

Sports Brief also reported on Havertz hitting a double against the Blues.

He celebrated against his former club, breaking the unwritten rule in football.

He scored in the 57th and 65th minutes.

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