Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino says Cole Palmer has all the qualities at his disposal to be as good as Angel Di Maria.
Palmer has been an instant hit for Chelsea since joining the club in the summer from rivals Manchester City.
The England youth international has been one of the brightest spots in the team despite the early struggles and his manager believes he has everything needed to be a top player.
“Cole Palmer has been excellent so far. He has the capacity and the potential to be close to Ángel Di Maria with time,” the Argentine said via TNT Sports.
“Of course, he’s still far away, but this type of player that can link, playmaker, have the capacity to score, assist…”
Palmer is expected to return to Chelsea’s lineup for the next league game after sitting out the game against Crystal Palace due to suspension.
The Blues go away to Luton Town in their last fixture of the 2023 calendar year before hosting Preston North End in the FA Cup next year.