Chelsea midfielder Cole Palmer has earned his first senior call-up to the England senior squad ahead of their European Championship qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia.
Cole, 21, who joined Chelsea from Manchester City this summer, has been in a progressive form for the club. Palmer scored during the Chelsea 4-4 dramatic encounter yesterday against Manchester, rolling his tally to four goals in six games so far. Remarkably, Palmer has also registered four assists for the Blues this term.
Mauricio Pochettino, who was full of his praises said:
‘He’s still a young kid, but it’s wonderful what he is giving to the team,’ the Chelsea head coach explained.
‘I am so happy for him and happy for the team. We needed a player like him.’
Palmer was originally named in the England Under-21 squad for the upcoming round of international fixtures. They take on Serbia and Northern Ireland in Under-21 European Championship qualifying this week.
However, given his performances, Palmer has deservedly been promoted to the England senior squad for the first time and will join Chelsea teammates Levi Colwill and Conor Gallagher.