EPL: He’s productive – Danny Murphy names Chelsea’s best player


Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy has named Cole Palmer as Chelsea’s best player at the moment.

Murphy said Palmer, who was Chelsea’s talisman in their 2-0 win over Sheffield United on Saturday, is a ‘productive’ player.

Palmer has made a swift impact at Chelsea after joining the Blues from Premier League champions Manchester City for £42.5 million last summer.

The 21-year-old was influential during Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge as he scored and set up Nicolas Jackson’s goal.

When asked about Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to switch Palmer’s role, Murphy said on Match of the Day: “Brilliant little tweak, game management, game intelligence, whatever you want to call it.

“First half, Palmer played as a No. 10 behind one striker, which was Jackson; he had Sterling and Mudryk wide; he found himself in good positions but Sheffield United were really, really disciplined in their defending.

“This belief he [Palmer] has in himself—I know he’s worked with Pep [Guardiola]. Obviously, he’s got this wonderful talent but it’s about end product; he keeps producing in the final third.

“Do you know what? I will go as far as to say it: He’s their best player now, bar none. Their best player, their best talent, and their most productive.”

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