Chelsea star Cole Palmer breaks silence after winning Premier League award

Cole Palmer applauds the fans after the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea FC.

Cole Palmer has responded to being named the Premier League’s Young Player of the Season for the 2023/24 campaign.

The Chelsea man has had an outstanding season since completing a £40 million move to Stamford Bridge from Man City in the summer. The 22-year-old has scored 22 Premier League goals in 33 appearances as well as providing 10 assists.

That puts him only behind Erling Haaland in the Premier League goal-scoring charts this season. He will look to add to the number when Chelsea look to secure European football against Bournemouth in the final game of the season on Sunday.

Ahead of that game, the Premier League announced that Palmer had been named as the Young Player of the season. The award is handed out after votes from the public are combined with those of a panel of football experts.

Palmer beat seven other nominees, all aged 23 or younger, to the award. Phil Foden, Erling Haaland Alexander Isak, Kobbie Mainoo, Bukayo Saka, William Saliba and Destiny Udogie were all nominated.

Following the announcement, Palmer took to social media to give his response to winning. He wrote on Instagram: “Wow. Big thank you to everyone who voted me the @premierleague young player of the season. Wouldn’t be possible without everyone at the club, my friends & my family.”

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Chelsea teammates Levi Colwill, Carney Chukwuemeka, Christopher Nkunku, Lesley Ugochukwu, Trevoh Chalobah, and Noni Madueke sent their congratulations to Palmer in the comments. Madueke summed it up by writing: “Only right.”

Palmer is also nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season award, with the winner announced on Saturday. He is up against Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Alexander Isak, Martin Odegaard, Declan Rice, Virgil van Dijk and Ollie Watkins.