Why Cole Palmer could be the first Blue to break “curse” that’s hung over them since Eden Hazard in 2018

Cole Palmer has been nominated for the Premier League’s player of the month award for March.

It was another stellar month for Palmer, who continued his brilliant season with another run of games where he was totally decisive for his team. In another run of disappointing results, including draws with Brentford and Burnley, Palmer has once again left us wondering where we would be without him.

In total, he created 10 chances for his teammates in the 3 games he played, and as has been the case so many times this season, we shudder to think where we’d be without him.

As CarefreeYouth pointed out in his Tweet, a Chelsea player hasn’t won this award since September 2018, when Eden Hazard was running riot in his final season at Chelsea.

The reason a Chelsea player has not won the award since then – and likely the reason Palmer won’t win it now – is that we’re just not even competing at the top of the league for the title. Palmer may have 3 goals and 2 assists in March, but that was all in aid of keeping his team hovering around mid-table.

No matter how good he was, players like Ben White and Alexis Mac Allister are always going to be favourites over him because they’re helping earn results that are affecting the title race.

But given just how good Palmer has been this season, and given there is not an overwhelmingly obvious candidate from one of the title chasing teams, this feels like a good chance for us to finally get this one back.

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