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Cole Palmer Scores Four in Chelsea Rout of Everton

Cole Palmer Shines as Chelsea Dismantle Everton

Chelsea’s Tactical Mastery at Stamford Bridge

In a display that solidified their credentials in the Premier League, Chelsea orchestrated a footballing masterclass, crushing Everton with a resounding 6-0 scoreline at Stamford Bridge. The match was a showcase of skill, strategy, and a relentless pursuit of victory, with Chelsea’s Cole Palmer stealing the spotlight by netting four goals, including a spectacular hat-trick in just 29 minutes.

Palmer’s Electrifying Performance

Cole Palmer’s performance was nothing short of breathtaking. The young midfielder initiated his scoring spree in the 13th minute with a stunning strike that saw the ball gracefully find the bottom corner, following a clever nutmeg on Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite and a neat one-two with Nicolas Jackson. His ability to double the lead shortly after by heading in a rebound off a Jackson shot, further exemplified his sharp instincts and positioning.

The zenith of his display came midway through the first half when he intercepted a wayward pass from Everton’s keeper Jordan Pickford and lobbed him from 40 yards out, completing his hat-trick in grand style. Palmer wasn’t done yet, adding his fourth from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute, demonstrating his cool under pressure.

Everton’s Defensive Woes

On the flip side, Everton’s defensive line was in disarray, succumbing to Chelsea’s aggressive play right from the outset. The Toffees were unable to regroup after Chelsea’s early onslaught and their troubles were compounded just before half-time when Jackson volleyed in a fifth for Chelsea, piling more misery on the visitors.

Everton’s struggles were punctuated by a disallowed header from Beto, leaving them visibly shaken and underscored their precarious position close to the relegation zone, especially after a recent two-point deduction for breaching financial regulations.

Premier League Implications

This victory extends Chelsea’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight games, placing them just three points behind Manchester United in the chase for the last European spot. For Everton, still reeling from their penalty, this defeat leaves them lingering dangerously above the relegation zone, with challenging fixtures on the horizon.

Fabulous Palmer hits 20 for the season Amid this impressive team performance, Palmer’s personal accolades this season have been stellar. Now level with Erling Haaland in the golden boot race, his 20 goals mark the highest tally for a Chelsea player since Diego Costa in 2016-17. His versatility was on full display as he scored with his left foot, his head, and his right foot, marking the fastest Premier League ‘perfect’ hat-trick since records began in 2008-09.

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