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Chelsea’s Cole Palmer addresses Haaland altercation while eavesdropping on Man City team chat in 4-4 thriller

Erling Haaland gave his former teammate Cole Palmer a shove during Sunday’s blockbuster Premier League game between Man City and Chelsea

Chelsea’s new boy, Cole Palmer has explained his altercation with Erling Haaland after he tried to earwig a Manchester City team chat.

On Sunday, the Manchester City academy graduate faced his old team and gave them a brilliant performance that was topped off with an ice-cold stoppage time penalty to make it 4-4.

Cole Palmer participated actively in the entire game and came dangerously close to scoring another with an individual run reminiscent of Eden Hazard’s.

While he sought to eavesdrop on City’s late team meeting, he also made an effort to get back at his old teammates.

It was Palmer’s first appearance against City since securing a move away from the Treble winners in favour of the West Londoners during the summer transfer window.

Palmer has since lifted the lid on that incident, which saw Erling Haaland push him away roughly, as he told reporters on Wednesday:

“No I didn’t hear anything [from the team chat], I was just having a laugh to be honest! I think Erling found it pretty funny, I don’t think the others did.”

Palmer’s lighthearted behaviour will only have made the Chelsea supporters like him even more following his impressive start to life in West London has already made him a fan favourite and also saw him earn a call-up to the England senior squad from the Under-21s side —a decision which he revealed he thought was a joke.

The English boy has contributed to eight goals for Chelsea this season in 11 games. With four assists, he and compatriot Conor Gallagher leads the team in assists.

The Chelsea forward was a key member of the Three Lions’ victorious Under-21 World Cup run in July, and he has made numerous youth appearances for England.

On November 17 and November 20, respectively, when they play Malta and North Macedonia, he will try to play his debut minutes under Gareth Southgate.

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