Cole Palmer: Hawk-Eyed Fans Spot 'Elite' Lock Screen on Chelsea Star’s Phone

Cole Palmer: Hawk-Eyed Fans Spot 'Elite' Lock Screen on Chelsea Star’s Phone

Rene Otinga
updated at May 16, 2024 at 2:25 PM
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  • Cole Palmer’s lock screen was spotted by hawk-eyed fans on Wednesday
  • The forward was on target as his side beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1
  • The 22-year-old is in line to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award

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Hawk-eyed football fans took note of Chelsea ace, Cole Palmer’s lock screen on Wednesday, May 15, prior to the Blues' game against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Palmer, who joined Chelsea from Manchester City for £42.5million, has been a revelation at Stamford Bridge and is the club’s top scorer with 22 goals.

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Chelsea star, Cole Palmer, is a strong contender to win the PFA Player of the Year award. Photo: Ryan Pierse.
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Thanks to his heroics for Chelsea, the England international is a strong contender to be the Premier League's Player of the Season and is expected to be among the nominees for the PFA Players' Player of the Year.

On Wednesday, the 22-year-old was up to his usual tricks, finding the Blues' opening goal against Brighton at the Amex Stadium with a glancing header from Marc Cucurella’s cross.

Christopher Nkunku added a second after the break, as Brighton tried to mount a comeback in vain despite Danny Welbeck halving the deficit late on, as per the BBC.

What was on Palmer’s phone lock screen?

Prior to kick-off, fans noticed Palmer had an interesting image as his phone’s lock screen.

The forward’s phone contained an image of the PFA Players' Player of the Year trophy, suggesting he was targeting the coveted piece of silverware in this year’s ceremony.

Can Palmer win PFA Player of the season?

While there is no denying Palmer’s immense talent and footballing prowess this season, the former Man City man could face stiff competition for the PFA Player of the Year.

The Citizens' Erling Haaland, plus Arsenal's Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard, are all strong candidates to win the award.

According to Football 365, possible contenders are William Saliba (Arsenal), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), and Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City).

In the past, big names like Riyad Mahrez, N’golo Kante, Eden Hazard, and Mohamed Salah were named the PFA Player of the Year.

Cole Palmer vs Eden Hazard's best seasons

Sports Brief also reported how Cole Palmer’s debut season compares to another Blues legend.

Eden Hazard’s greatest individual season with Chelsea came during their 2018-19 campaign.

The Belgian had 31 goal involvements in the Premier League that season, recording 16 goals.

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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.