Chelsea’s Players’ Player of the Year goes to the least surprising winner ever

Chelsea have just announced the club’s Men’s Player of the Year award, and it’s one of the biggest upsets in history.

Against all odds, Malang Sarr, who has been training with the reserves all season, has been selected as the club’s top…..nah we’re only joking. The winner is of course Cole Palmer. We could have predicted that since, probably November?

He was given the award by Conor Gallagher, which is fitting given the midfielder’s industry did so much to create the platform for Palmer to do so well this season.

The numbers are just crazy. We’ve heard them all before, but they bear repeating now. After arriving on deadline day (to a decidedly mixed reaction), the now 22 year old has racked up an insane 37 combined goals and assists in all competitions. Honestly, if you’d told us he would get 20, we’d have called that a great debut season.

This has of course led to his first senior England call up, with many more sure to follow. In the space of 9 months, he’s transformed himself from a player who looked like a bit of a wasted talent on the bench at Man City to a key figure for Chelsea, and a potential starter at the Euros this summer. This award is just the start.

The only way is… down?

In a funny way, things can only go downhill for Palmer from here. He can still improve as a player of course, and hopefully he will have a team around him closer to his level. But can he possibly have another season in front of goal like this? It seems impossible, but then again they probably said that about Frank Lampard, year after year.

The sky is the limit for Cole, we’re just saying, don’t get used to these sorts of insane numbers.

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