The former Manchester City star has been the Blues' standout player this term, and he continued that fine form in a 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road in their last outing. Palmer rifled home expertly for Chelsea's first, before cooly rounding the goalkeeper and shaking off several defenders for his second and what turned out to be the game's decisive goal. It was the cutting edge Chelsea have been lacking all season, but those two efforts - as well as an assist for Noni Madueke - haven't sheltered him from some bizarre criticism.
Palmer's two goals and an assist takes his tally to 12 goal contributions for Chelsea in the league this term, which is the most at the club for the entirety of 2023, according to Squawka. This season, he also leads the way in most passes into the box (74), most chances created (27), most goals (eight), most big chances created (seven) and joint-most assists (four).
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