Palmer breaks Azar’s record for most points in a season

‘Chelsea God’ Cole Palmer has broken Chelsea legend Eden Hazard’s record for most points in a single season.

Palmer’s 34th-minute header and Nkunku’s 19th-minute strike gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Brighton on Saturday at the Amex in the 34th round of the English Premier League (EPL) before Welbeck pulled one back in stoppage time.

Chelsea moved to 60 points on the back of a fifth consecutive unbeaten run (four wins in a row), closing to within three points of fifth-place Tottenham with one game remaining. With the top five finishers in the Premier League qualifying for Europa this season, the battle for fifth place is sure to heat up. Palmer’s form has been crucial to Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea’s late-season turnaround.

Palmer, a 22-year-old attacking midfielder who joined Chelsea for £42.5 million in the summer transfer window last year, 토토사이트 has been in the midst of his most insane form since his first season at the club. He has been involved in 32 goals (22 goals, 10 assists) in 33 games this season, surpassing Eden Hazard’s record of 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) from the 2009-2010 season. He also tied Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer Frank Lampard’s Premier League single-season record of 22 goals set in 2009-2010. His 27 goals in all competitions this season also ties Lampard’s record. Only Didier Drogba (29 goals in 2009-2010) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (23 goals in 2000-2001 and 2001-2002) have scored more goals in a single season than Palmer.

While some may have questioned the wisdom of spending so much money on a young player, Palmer has proven his worth.

That’s why he’s been one of the best signings of the entire squad this season.

City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that he tried desperately to convince Palmer to stay, but was unable to stop him from leaving because he wanted more playing time. “He asked me for two seasons if he wanted to leave,” Guardiola said in an interview last month. I said, ‘No, stay here, stay here, stay here’ and he said, ‘No, I want to leave’. What can we do in that situation,” he said, explaining the process of the transfer. “In pre-season, we heard he was leaving, so we asked him to stay, because Riyad Mahrez left. But he wanted to leave for two seasons,” he said. “It’s great for Palmer to be playing at that level now, he’s an outstanding player. I didn’t give him the playing time he deserved and now he’s playing for Chelsea,” he said. “I completely understand. He was a shy young man with a lot of potential, and that’s how it happened. He’s been playing fantastically, so what can I say anymore, it’s a decision based on a lot of circumstances and reasons,” he added.

It’s a huge achievement for Palmer to surpass Belgian Chelsea legend Eden Hazard’s record. Hailed as a midfield genius during his time at Chelsea, 사설 토토사이트 Azar scored 110 goals and provided 85 assists in 352 appearances for the Blues between 2012 and 2019. He led Chelsea to two league titles and the Europa League, and also won the FA Cup and League Cup.