Cole Palmer sends warning to Man City ahead of 'strange' Etihad return with Chelsea
Cole Palmer has opened up about his upcoming return to the Etihad this weekend.
Palmer moved to Chelsea from Manchester City for £42.5 million during the summer transfer window. He has so far scored 12 goals and provided nine assists since joining the Stamford Bridge club.
And ahead of his return to the Etihad this weekend, the 21-year-old admits he is hoping to show Pep Guardiola what he let go of. He said: “I don’t know [if it will be another classic] but it will be a tough game, won’t it?
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"Yes, I am looking forward to going back to the Etihad - it will be strange and weird but I am looking forward to it and the team is looking forward to it.
“I came to Chelsea to get minutes and play week in and week out because obviously at City that wasn’t happening. I came here to get an opportunity and thanks to the club that’s happening now. I just need to keep going and go up some more levels.”
Asked if he was savouring the chance to show Guardiola what he was missing, Palmer said: “Yes, I just try to do that every game, so we’ll see.”
Conor Gallagher scored twice as Chelsea came from behind to win at Selhurst Park, increasing the pressure on Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson. However, the victory helped ease the pressure on Mauricio Pochettino.
“It was a big win versus Villa and to win again at Palace was good for the momentum," Palmer said.
"here’s always a lot of talk, and you know what football fans are like - Chelsea is a big club, we’ve seen them win many things for a long time and if we don’t get results, they are going to be on to us.