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Palmer wants "bragging rights” over Abraham as Chelsea wonderkids prepare to do battle

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Palmer wants "bragging rights” over Abraham as Chelsea wonderkids prepare to do battle

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The Blues will be keeping a close eye on proceedings when two of their best academy talents face off in the Championship clash between Huddersfield and Bristol City on Saturday.

Huddersfield Town playmaker and Chelseal loanee, Kasey Palmer, wants bragging rights over Tammy Abraham as he prepares to face him in the Championship with Huddersfield welcoming Bristol City to John Smith's Stadium.

The pair won the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League in back-to-back seasons together at Chelsea and are both impressing on loan at their respective clubs, with Palmer scoring again last week in Huddersfield's away draw at Blackburn Rovers, while Abraham remains one of the league's top goalscorers with 10 goals. 

Palmer admits that Abraham will be a threat to him and his side's chances and joked that he is available to his manager should he need any extra information on how to stop his Chelsea team-mate.

"Tammy is a great player and he has done it all at youth level so it is no surprised he has gone on to the Championship and continued the form he showed in youth football, because he is a great goalscorer," Palmer told Goal.

"He is a threat in the box so he is always going to score goals at whatever level, so for him to show it in a first team environment is great for him. He is a good player, what he shows in the Championship, I personally believe, that he can show that in the Premier League.

"I think he needs to focus on scoring as many as possible and hopefully he breaks into the first team as much as I want to, but I think we will stop him at the weekend.

"If the boss asks I will tell him what to watch out for from Tammy, but for us we will play our way and focus on getting the three points. It is always good to play against people that you have played with in the past, the banter is good and hopefully we get the three points and the bragging rights end up with me".

Huddersfield were one of the surprise packages at the start of the season and topped the table after a six-game undefeated streak, but have since only managed one win in eight matches.

Palmer believes that his team are playing well regardless and can put together another run after being unlucky not to pick up more points during their recent struggles in the league. 

"I think it was a good performance from the team [against Blackburn], a bit more like us than what we have seen in recent weeks." Palmer added. "I think we should have got the three points, but it was a good performance and it leads us on to this week’s game.

"It was good to get on the scoresheet as well. To be fair, I couldn’t really miss. The ball flew straight onto my head from the corner. It is a routine that we have worked on though so it is always good when something from the training ground works in a game.

"It was my second header of the season so hopefully I can keep scoring more headers. If we keep playing the way we are playing and creating the chances that we have created in the past, like against Blackburn, then the wins will come and draws will turn into wins naturally.

"I think it is more important to get the performances in order, then the results will come after the performances. We saw at the start of the season that we are a strong, attacking team who can create lots of chances. 

"We dried up recently, but after that performance against Blackburn, hopefully we can beat Bristol City, win the games coming up and get those good performances. 

"I think our style of play hasn’t changed, which is a good thing. It is the same whether we are winning or losing, so it is only a matter of time, really, when we start creating more chances and scoring more goals.

"Our results have been affected by silly little mistakes, which have cost us in games and I think if we can be more clinical than we have been then results will be as they were at the start of the season".

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