Pochettino told he’s playing Cole Palmer out of position

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Cole Palmer may be Chelsea’s best player this season, but Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino has been told he’s not properly utilising the 21-year-old in his best position.

According to Gab Marcotti, Mauricio Pochettino has not played the youngster in the right position so far this season, and Palmer will function better in a ‘better-assembled team’.

“What I would say about his numbers, is there are a lot of penalties in there, and I also don’t think he’s found his right position at Chelsea,” said Marcotti on ESPN.

“It’s not his fault, but when he plays wide on the right, he comes inside all the time, which is fine.

“Maybe he should be playing No.10, but then that puts an onus on the right-back, who’s Malo Gusto, so he is dealing with I think a lot of dysfunction around him and he takes everything in stride. So that’s certainly very encouraging.

“I’d love to see what he could do with a better-assembled team around him, on a team that actually functions and produces the way the manager wants.”

1 Comment on "Pochettino told he’s playing Cole Palmer out of position"

  1. Richard Aidoo | April 3, 2024 at 4:10 pm |

    I don’t our problem how he uses palmer and mudryk

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