Cole Palmer breaks Chelsea record & emulates club legends with brace against Burnley | Football

Cole Palmer bagged a brace against Burnley (Photo: Getty)

Cole Palmer has achieved something only four other Chelsea players have done following the 2-2 draw against Burnley.

Chelsea’s disappointing season continued on Saturday as they were pegged back twice by 10-man Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

Palmer scored twice but it wasn’t enough to get all three points with the Blues still 11th in the table, with European qualification of any kind looking more and more difficult.

Nevertheless, there was one positive to come out of the game, with Palmer yet again performing brilliantly as he cements his status as the club’s best player of the season.

The attacking midfielder has now registered 13 goals and eight assists in the Premier League so far this season, meaning he has become only the fifth player to reach 20 goal involvements in their debut campaign with Chelsea.

He is also the youngest player in Chelsea’s history to reach that milestone at the tender age of 21.

This feat has only previously been achieved by Blues legends Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (32 goal involvements), Diego Costa (23), Cesc Fabregas (21) and Eden Hazard (20).

Lucas Radebe, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink got 32 goal involvements in his debut season for Chelsea back in 2000/01 (Photo: Getty)

In all competitions, Palmer has scored 18 and assisted 12 in 38 games since his £40million plus move from Manchester City last summer.

The England international will now be hunting down Hasselbaink’s tally, with 11 goal contributions needed in 10 games to match that feat, but after the Burnley draw Palmer was furious that his team had bottled the win.

‘It’s poor, really… it can’t happen. Especially when they go down to ten men,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘We got too comfortable. Same story, we kill ourselves every week. It’s got to improve from us as players. We need consistency.’

He’ll be hoping for better when Chelsea take on Manchester United on Thursday.

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