Cole Palmer is already proving himself as ‘the player Chelsea hoped Kai Havertz would be’, according to Jason Cundy.
The 21-year-old was one of the stars of the show as the Blues saw off Burnley with a 4-1 victory at Turf Moor.
As well as grabbing an assist, Palmer scored his first-ever Premier League goal against the Clarets to truly announce himself to fans in west London.
Speaking on talkSPORT’s Game Day Phone-In, Cundy said: “Cole Palmer is turning out to be the player that we hoped Kai Havertz would be.
“He’s in a slightly different position but he’s the player that we hoped Havertz would turn into and he looks like a class act.
“We’ve not played badly this season. The performances have not got us the results that I think we’ve deserved but today we were ruthless.”
With Chelsea having signed Palmer for £42.5million from Man City, the decision to sell Kai Havertz to Arsenal is looking worthwhile right now.
Since joining the Gunners, the German international has scored just once in 11 appearances under Mikel Arteta, providing no assists in the process.
With Chelsea starting to click into gear, fans will be hoping to see Palmer showcase his quality on a consistent basis over the rest of the campaign.
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