Mauricio Pochettino has set Chelsea star a high bar after exciting comparison to former Real Madrid legend
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking about his in-form player Cole Palmer.
Given he's wasted little time in adapting to life at Mauricio Pochettino was asked if he reminded him of anyone and after a little hesitation said he might be another version of World Cup winner Di Maria.
Pochettino told reporters: "He is a clever guy that adapted really quick. We are building the team and he takes advantage to see the situation and to show character and personality. He needs to improve but special for him to play against his former teammates and club. He is more like Angel Di Maria."
Chelsea have won just one league game at Stamford Bridge under Mauricio Pochettino and despite the improvement in form away from home, they will need a big win to get going and get the fans behind them.
They have lost their four meetings against Manchester City, and they have never lost five on the spin against any side in the league.
With the game just before the international break, Chelsea will hope that they end what has been a positive week on a high.