Cole Palmer wins Premier League Young Player of the Year

Cole Palmer has been named the Premier League Young Player of the Year for 2023-24.

The Chelsea star began the season scoring for Manchester City in the Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup, before making a surprise £42.5million move to Stamford Bridge on summer transfer deadline day.
Given the often-haphazard nature of the Blues’ transfer dealings, some were pessimistic about Palmer’s chances of success in west London however he has shone for his new club.

After scoring his first goal in the October win at Burnley, he quickly became one of the first names on the Chelsea teamsheet with strikes past Arsenal, Tottenham and former side City - which came as a stoppage-time penalty to level up a wild 4-4 draw.

Palmer has gone from strength to strength ever since, scoring a hat-trick against Manchester United in April before a four-goal haul at home to Everton - which included a ‘perfect’ treble inside half an hour - shortly afterwards.

Ahead of Sunday’s final game of the season against Bournemouth, he sits on a record of 22 league goals and 10 assists in 33 appearances, one of which came for City on the opening weekend.