Cole Palmer wins Premier League’s Young Player of the Year for 2023/24

Never in doubt.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 17th May 2024

Manchester-born and bred footballer, Cole Palmer, has won the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award for 2023/24 following a spectacular breakthrough campaign.

The ex-Manchester City youth product made his big-money move to Chelsea at the start of this season and has been comfortably one of the best players in the league this year, once again proving the old adage that if you’re good enough you’re old enough.

Having already been named Chelsea’s 23/24 Men’s Players’ Player of the Season and Player of the Season at the internal club awards, along with earning a nomination for the PFA’s Players’ Player of the Year too, who knows how many more accolades he’s going to sweep up before 2024 is done.

Sitting second in the race for the Golden Boot behind former teammate Erling Haaland and shining as one of the most creative midfielders in Europe in his first full season, you could have banked on him winning it months ago.

Having bagged a hattrick in Chelsea’s remarkable turnaround against Manchester United as well as bagging four against Everton, just to name a couple of his most impressive performances over the past 12 months, he doesn’t like a player who only made a handful of appearances last year.


With the 22-year-old fittingly netting 22 goals not to mention 10 assists and quickly establishing himself as Mauricio Pochettino’s main man, despite the multi-billion squad assembled around him, it’s been nothing short of a remarkable emergence onto the biggest stage.

The news was confirmed prematurely via Chelsea’s official website, although the page has since been removed. This recognition comes straight after picking up the Premier League’s Goal and Player of the Month awards for April too. Prolific.


Having earned his first senior international call-up through his efforts too, he now looks set to be one the players England fans are dying to see start at the Euros – the point where many Blues are now wondering whether they made a mistake letting him go.

Since his debut for City, he’s quickly gone on to become a Premier League star.

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Congratulations to the Wythenshawe native on his well-deserved award and we sincerely look forward to seeing what he does in an England shirt this summer.

As for who will pick up the outright Premier League Player of the Year, surely Palmer picking up the youth award means that Phil Foden is set to mop up the main prize?


A clean sweep for Manc footballers. We like the sound of that.

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