Can Palmer match two records by scoring his next two penalties?

By Anish Dogra 1 May 2024
Johnson, Palmer, Toure

Chelsea's leading marksman can equal marks set by Johnson and Toure if he converts his next two spot-kicks

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A sensational first season with Chelsea for Cole Palmer could be capped off by writing himself into the Premier League record books.

The 21-year-old sits just one goal behind Erling Haaland in the race for the Castrol Golden Boot on 20 goals.

Nine of those 20 strikes have come from the penalty spot, and should Palmer score his next two spot-kicks, he would equal not one but TWO Premier League records.

Perfect from 12 yards

Palmer sits alongside former Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov in the ranking of players who have scored the most penalties while maintaining a 100 per cent conversion rate from the spot.

Yaya Toure currently holds the record, with 11 successful penalties from as many attempts. 

Most PL penalties scored without ever missing
Player Total
Yaya Toure 11
Cole Palmer 9
Dimitar Berbatov 9
Ruben Neves 8
Jan Molby 7
Rickie Lambert 7
Willian 7
Ashley Barnes 7
Raul Jimenez 7

Matching that record is easier said than done, and Ivan Toney fell agonisingly short last season.

Prior to facing Newcastle United in April 2023, Toney had a perfect record from the spot in the Premier League.

He had scored all 10 of his penalties, and he had the chance to equal Toure's record of 11, but his effort was saved by Nick Pope

Ironically, Toney went on to score a penalty later in the same match.

Can anyone else get to 11?

Palmer isn't the only player who can reach Toure's figure, with two current Premier League players still able to get to 11.

Fulham duo Raul Jimenez and Willian have both scored all seven of their penalties in the competition, with the latter scoring twice from the spot in a dramatic win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in November.

Most penalties scored in a season

The second record Palmer has in his sights is the total number of penalties scored in a single campaign.

Andrew Johnson currently holds the record, converting 11 times from the spot in 2004/05 with Crystal Palace.

Palmer is currently level alongside Bruno Fernandes, who scored nine penalties in 2020/21.

Player Season Penalties
Andrew Johnson 2004/05 11
Frank Lampard 2009/10 10
Alan Shearer 1994/95 10
Steven Gerrard 2013/14 10
Luka Milivojevic 2018/19 10
Bruno Fernandes 2020/21 9
Cole Palmer 2023/24 9
Jamie Vardy 2020/21 8
Ruud van Nistelrooy 2002/03 8

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