Former Manchester City player Cole Palmer has sent a warning ahead of the Premier League clash between the Cityzens and Chelsea which will give him the opportunity to return to the Etihad for the first time as a Chelsea player.
Palmer completed a move to Chelsea from the Premier League champions last summer. The Englishman once said lacked of playing time at the Etihad was the main reason for his decision and said he was very happy with the decision which earned him a regular match at Chelsea.
He has so far scored 12 goals and provided nine assists since joining the Stamford Bridge club and become a very squad player for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Speaking ahead of his return to Etihad Stadium, the 21-year-old admits he is hoping to show Pep Guardiola his quality even though he expects the match to be difficult.
According to Manchester Evening News, Palmer said: “I don’t know [if it will be another classic] but it will be a tough game, won’t it?
“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.”
When Pep Guardiola’s side visited Stamford Bridge In November 2023, Cole Palmer struck a last-gasp penalty against his former club in the fourth minute of stoppage time to snatch a sensational 4-4 draw for Chelsea at the end of a superb, battling encounter.
The youngster will hope to be on target once again at the Etihad next weekend and show Manchester City what a talented player they sold to their rivals.