Football Tactics For Beginners: Attacking FullBacks

The modern attacking fullback has many duties to perform. No longer is it enough to leave an opposition winger stud-pocked and bruised, a modern...
Nick Witts
Journalism student at Cardiff University, 20 years old, MUFC supporter.

Latest Posts

Súper Dépor! The rise and fall of Deportivo La Coruña

At the Start With the exception of a 2nd place finish to Helenio Herrera’s Atlético Madrid in 1948/49, Deportivo La Coruña have historically plied their...

The ironic situation at Olympique de Marseille

Since the American Businessman, Frank McCourt bought the club in 2016, and despite a Europa League final two years ago, OM has failed to...

Best Football Analytics Books

We have compiled a list of the best football analytics books for the casual football fan. Football analytics and data science/machine learning in general...

A look at Simone Inzaghi’s managerial era at S.S Lazio

The Lazio team of 2020 has captured the Serie A fans' attention with their incredible playing style along with strong results which has seen...

The Evolution and Political Dynamism of Football in Mussolini’s Italy

On a November night in 1934, the English national football team faced their Italian counterparts, Nazionale di calcio dell'Italia. The match was held at...

Martin Ødegaard : A ‘failed’ wonderkid on his way to rejuvenation.

Martin Ødegaard is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Real Sociedad, on loan from Real Madrid, and the Norway national...

Promising Teams We Wished Made it to The Euros

The European Championship is considered one of football's most distinguished trophies, with teams battling it out for untold glory. But what of the teams who...

Football Books

Best Football Analytics Books

We have compiled a list of the best football analytics books for the casual football fan. Football analytics and data science/machine learning in general...

The Best Football Books of 2019

It's been another eventful year in the world of football. As we look forward to 2020, we have compiled a list of the best...

The Best Football Books of 2018

It's been another eventful year in the world of football. As we look forward to 2019, we have compiled a list of the best...

5 Books every Soccer fan needs to read before the FIFA World Cup 2018

The FIFA World Cup is just around the corner and it's the perfect time to brush up your history and facts about the World...

Best Soccer Coaching Books

We have compiled a list of the best soccer coaching books which every soccer coach must have in his/her bookshelf. No matter whether you...

Rough Diamonds #31- Kasey Palmer(Chelsea)

As Chelsea’s 2015/2016 petered off into a 10th place finish, there was a clear opportunity for Guus Hiddink to include some of the clubs more talented youngsters in the match day squads. He did just that. When the club faced Liverpool on 11 May, there were a host of youngsters from the academy named on the bench. Amongst them was Kasey Palmer who was handed the number 42 shirt for the end of the season.

The attacking midfielder began his career at Charlton Athletic, before being scouted by current club Chelsea in 2013 when he was just 16. Following the move, he spent his first season in the Under-19s squad, before being moved up to the Under-21s, at the age of just 17.

Irrepressible performances with the Under-21’s have really caught the eye this season and seen Palmer’s ability lauded. An early-season hat-trick against Liverpool set the tone for what would be a goal laden campaign for the youngster – 16 in all competitions.

A stellar performance against Warren Joyce’s Manchester United Under-21 outfit was one of a number of standout moments for the burgeoning talent this term. Taking the game to Manchester United, Palmer put Chelsea ahead with an expertly taken free-kick that beat Johnstone for pace. He continued to run the show and was the hub of everything good Chelsea produced. A clever nutmeg on United first teamer, Phil Jones, was another notable moment from the night’s highlight reel, something Palmer himself deemed good enough to Instagram. The party tricks came alongside productivity to excellent effect. A continual thorn in the Untied side foe the whole game.

kasey palmer chelsea

Then there was the final of the EUFA Youth League – Chelsea versus Paris Saint-Germain. Playing behind lone forward Tammy Abraham, he often found space to trouble François Rodrigues’ charges and continually proved problematic for the French side. It was Palmer’s corner in the 10th minute that forced Chelsea’s opener. Paris Saint Germain drew parity just after half time, before Palmer burst through the middle and tucked home the winner.

The 19-year-old recently put pen to paper and extended his stay with Chelsea until 2019. Palmer now needs to graduate from Adi Viveash’s side and find his route into first team football, whether that be through impressing incoming manager Antonio Conte, or going out on loan and gaining experience.


- Advertisement -
Nick Witts
Journalism student at Cardiff University, 20 years old, MUFC supporter.

Related

Do Chelsea need to mix it up at home?

As the weeks tick by and the business end of the season approaches, it's becoming clear to a lot of fans that Frank Lampard...

Mason Mount: Chelsea’s Golden Boy

When Frank Lampard was appointed, Derby County fans everywhere collectively held their breath in the hope of whom his widely spoken about “contacts” might...

The Jorginho Effect

We are obsessed in England with formations and personnel. Before every match we see graphics of players detailing exactly how they will line up...

Chelsea 3:2 Arsenal- Tactical Analysis

Match summary: An incredibly open match – Chelsea’s long passes exposed the space behind Arsenal’s backline, but Arsenal managed a comeback from 2-0 down through...

The different interpretations of the 3 at the back formation by Conte, Wenger, Pochettino & Guardiola

Antonio Conte came to the Premier League in rather quiet fashion. The arrivals of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were the talk of the...

Filling the Gaps: The Importance of Defensive Midfielders

Defending, or a complete lack of, has been addressed seemingly non-stop for the last couple of weeks. But yet again we have had a...

How Pep Guardiola tactically outclassed Antonio Conte

When Manchester City met Chelsea at Stamford bridge in the last round of premier league games, it seemed like this could be the game...

Chelsea 0:1 Manchester City-Tactical Analysis

Those who tuned in to Saturday’s match at Stamford Bridge between the reigning league champions and a slick, flourishing City team were always expecting...

Latest Posts

Súper Dépor! The rise and fall of Deportivo La Coruña

At the Start With the exception of a 2nd place finish to Helenio Herrera’s Atlético Madrid in 1948/49, Deportivo La Coruña have historically plied their...

The ironic situation at Olympique de Marseille

Since the American Businessman, Frank McCourt bought the club in 2016, and despite a Europa League final two years ago, OM has failed to...

Best Football Analytics Books

We have compiled a list of the best football analytics books for the casual football fan. Football analytics and data science/machine learning in general...

Celtic drop out of KPMG’s “European Elite” report

Celtic who were the first Scottish club to feature in KPMG's annual study on European Football Clubs' valuation in 2019 have dropped out of...

Don't Miss

Descent into darkness: Osvaldo Zubeldia and the era of antifutbol

EVEN if Billy McNeill was really nicknamed Cesar rather than Caesar, there was no denying that the scene on May 25, 1967, was one...

A look back at Liverpool’s treble winning 1983/84 season

In the wake of Manchester City’s record-breaking claim to the Premier League, The False 9 will look back at some of the greatest club...

What if Pep’s Barcelona played against Sacchi’s AC Milan?

Pep Guardiola has re-invented football so much in the past decade that one wonders if the game is still the same that was played...

When Sir Alex Ferguson Lost by 9 Goals in back to back matches

I'm shattered, I can't believe it. It was our worst ever day. It's the worst in my history, ever. Even as a player I...

The ironic situation at Olympique de Marseille

Since the American Businessman, Frank McCourt bought the club in 2016, and despite a Europa League final two years ago, OM has failed to...

Transfers

Celtic drop out of KPMG’s “European Elite” report

Celtic who were the first Scottish club to feature in KPMG's annual study on European Football Clubs' valuation in 2019 have dropped out of...

Rangers interested in former Premier League forward

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are keen on Saido Berahino who currently plays for Belgium side Zulte Waregem. Berahino who had a very...

Arsenal set to start talks with Barcelona for Arteta’s dream signing

The English outlet, The Sun reports that Arsenal are set to complete a deal for Philippe Coutinho this week from Barcelona. Arsenal's manager, Mikel...

Arsenal and Juventus set to battle to sign Barcelona star on loan

According to the English outlet, The Sun, Barcelona are willing to listen to loan offers for their winger Ousmane Dembele. Dembele has had an...

Man United agree deal for teenage striker

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United have agreed to sign Sunderland's teenage striker Joe Hugill for £250,000. The move is still to be ratified...