Joe Cole believes this player have the ability to move Chelsea forward
In their preview of Chelsea against Fulham, Joe Cole and Peter Crouch zoomed in on one player in the Chelsea setup.
Cole Palmer was the real hit signing of the summer, and Joe Cole said it was vital that Chelsea take advantage of his talent as they look to build a team and a squad that is capable of winning the Premier League and Champions League.
“I’m flabbergasted how you spend that much money and don’t have a centre forward.”
“I would build this next generation around Cole Palmer,” Cole said when asked where he would start on fixing this squad and forming them into something impressive.
“He’s got so much quality.”
Palmer actually has a little bit of a Cole about him – an exceptionally gifted technical English player with a trick in their locker and a bit of flair and arrogance on the ball.
Cole had more of a cockney charm while Palmer is pure Manchester, but there are similarities. In the end Chelsea’s very functional teams at the time never really made Joe the creative centrepiece he could have been, but we have the chance to do just that with Palmer.