Mauricio Pochettino handed needed Chelsea boost as 21-year-old recovers in time to train after injury scare

Cole Palmer has been the shining light at Chelsea in a chaotic campaign with 11 goals and eight assists.

Cole Palmer missed England's 1-0 defeat to Brazil over the weekend due to a knock but stayed in camp and has since rejoined training ahead of the game against Belgium tomorrow night. The 21-year-old has now put behind him any injury concerns by training ahead of the game at Wembley

There had been concerns that the former Manchester City star would not be ready for Tuesday night thus casting doubt on his fitness heading into the weekend's Premier League game against Burnley

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But all that has been put to bed with the news that the forward is looking forward to playing a role as England look to bounce back from the disappointments against the Selecao. 

England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed both Palmer and former Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson were all back in the reckoning after the no-show against Brazil.

The England boss said: "The two boys trained today, so they’ve come through that okay. So they should join the group that will train tomorrow [Sunday], so we’ll go from there with that.

"Tuesday, Belgium have played a different eleven, or close to, so they’re going to be a bit fresher."

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Palmer's form impossible to ignore

Palmer has been a breath of fresh air since joining Chelsea with 11 goals and 8 assists, making him the club's highest goal-contributor. The manner of the goals and their timing have been incredibly crucial too with strikes against former side Manchester City and Arsenal as well as Championship sides Leeds United and Leicester to help them in the Cup competitions. 

Palmer walked through the door at Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day in the summer and has since made himself indispensable at club level but he's also forcing his way into Gareth Southgate's Euro 2024 plans.

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