Cole Palmer’s game intelligence

Learn the small details which demonstrate Cole Palmer’s elite game intelligence

May 15, 2024

Cole Palmer has enjoyed an outstanding debut season at Chelsea since signing from Manchester City in September 2023.

The young attacking midfielder has scored over 20 league goals and provided plenty of assists for his teammates.

In total, Palmer has generated 30+ goal involvements in a single season, becoming only the third player in Premier League history to reach those numbers while aged 21 or younger.

One of Palmer’s standout performances this campaign was Chelsea’s 6-0 home win against Everton - where Palmer scored four times. Luckily, Chelsea decided to put a pitch side camera on their star player for this game to watch his every move.

Our team of experts decided to closely analyse this footage and discovered that away from the goals and assists, Palmer also showcases elite level game intelligence. Take a look for yourself ↓

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Improve your game intelligence

One way in which professional and aspiring footballers are improving their game intelligence is through the use of virtual reality (VR).

VR headsets enable footballers to play and train on the virtual pitch. Players can immerse themselves into their VR training from the comfort of their own home and on a schedule that suits them. Plus, with no physical load, VR allows players to stay mentally sharp even whilst injured.

One VR football training app trusted by professionals and amateurs across the globe is Be Your Best. Designed to improve players cognitive skills, such as scanning, awareness, vision and decision making.

The Be Your Best technology has helped top-level players like as Martin Ødegaard and Aurélien Tchouaméni‍ and pro clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, Wolverhampton Wanderers and FC Copenhagen.

Be Your Best has two main training modes, developed to improve players performances on the pitch. Scenarios allow users to play through 700+ professional game scenarios from the perspective of one player. Matchplay replicates the experience of a real life game, giving users complete control over their actions and decisions.

Studies have shown that Be Your Best can help players increase their scan rate by 28%, after 9-weeks of training. Footballers who scan more make twice as many successful forward passes compared to those who scan less, highlighting the importance of developing this skill.

If you are interested in improving your scanning and game intelligence, start training with Be Your Best today →

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