Premier League: Cole Palmer equals Lampard and Drogba in terms of writing Chelsea’s history

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Cole Palmer had another spectacular game in Chelsea’s 5-0 Premier League victory against West Ham last weekend, tying a record held by club greats Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

The English sensation didn’t spend any time getting the game going, tying the score at Stamford Bridge after only 15 minutes.

Palmer was one of three players—along with Conor Gallagher and Noni Madueke—whose impact on Chelsea’s dominant display was apparent.

Nicolas Jackson scored twice in the second half to put the game away and give Chelsea a boost in their quest for European championship success.

The fact that Palmer scored his 21st goal in the Premier League is a testament to his skill.

His effect, though, goes beyond statistics.

His 21st birthday puts him on level with Lampard and Drogba in terms of accomplishments.

Lampard and Drogba both scored 16 goals for Chelsea in separate seasons, which is the record for most ever in a Premier League home game.

With his goal against West Ham, Palmer becomes the latest famous Chelsea player to join their ranks.

But the forthcoming match at Stamford Bridge against Bournemouth gives the former Man City great a chance to cement his place in history as the only player to hold that distinction.

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