Your wings will be clipped – Warning sent to Cole Palmer after deceiving keeper with brilliant panenka penalty

Cole Palmer celebrating his goal
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Cole Palmer made the BBC Team of the Week, after his brilliant brace against Burnley.

The 21-year-old is the only Chelsea player to make the team, after a disappointing 2-2 draw.

BBC pundit Garth Crook, who picks the Team of the Week, put Cole Palmer in his team, but rather gave a damning assessment of the Chelsea star.

He wrote: “I’ve seen some poor decisions in my time but the penalty awarded to Chelsea for the apparent foul on Mykhailo Mudryk by Burnley’s Lorenz Assignon was about as farcical as it gets.

“Darren England’s assessment of the situation was appalling. He awarded a penalty to a player whose first touch was so poor he sent the ball in the direction of the defender – who then inevitably made shoulder contact with the striker. Not every bit of contact in the box has to be a penalty. The issue is whether it is a foul or not.

“For England to seriously consider the contact on Mudryk a penalty was laughable. However, having sent Assignon off for a second yellow he should have at least sought confirmation from the touchline monitor which is now available to referees – but he did not. It is hardly surprising Burnley boss Vincent Kompany completely lost it on the side of the pitch.

“The way Palmer dispatched his penalty showed he has supreme confidence in his own ability. But his dinked finish was bordering on ‘taking the Michael’ and players have a way of dealing with that. If he’s not careful he may have his wings clipped.”