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Carragher Lauds Cole Palmer and Pochettino

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher praises Chelsea's rising star Cole Palmer for his bold and confident performance in the thrilling 4-4 draw against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Carragher acknowledged Palmer's significant role in the Chelsea squad, emphasising his newfound confidence and impact on the team. The football pundit even speculates on Palmer's potential inclusion in England's Euros squad, highlighting the young talent's impressive contributions to his new club following his summer move from the Etihad Stadium.

"To come into a football club at such a young age with players who have cost so many millions of pounds and saying I’m taking penalties, it shows his confidence.

“I admire the fact he’s moved on to Chelsea – he’ll be feeling a lot better in the last four to six weeks at Chelsea than he ever did at City no matter how many medals he picked up there. He’s a major part of this Chelsea team right now – he almost feels like the main man. There’s a great chance he could end up in England’s Euros squad."

The ex-England centre-back also said the Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino is the 'best thing' at Stamford Bridge.

"The best thing about Chelsea right now is Pochettino, not the players or the owners – the manager. That’s the most important man when you talk about Chelsea getting back to winning trophies, I’m not sure they could have gotten a better manager that was available. Everything around him has to improve.

"The players, they'll now have the confidence that they can go up against the best team in the world – confidence in the manager as well, that he can set them up in a certain way, every big game he’s given the opposition problems.

"They were the better team against Liverpool, the better team against Arsenal and I think they were the better team today in terms of causing the opposition problems.

"So there’s a lot to feel good about at Chelsea – we can go back to the ownership and how much they’ve spent but in terms of Pochettino and the young players, there’s a lot of optimism going forward that they can compete with the best teams and a manager who can compete with the best managers."

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