Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer's season continues to end on multiple good notes.
After signing a new three-year contract in February and scoring the winning goal in the UEFA Youth League final (the second successive continental title for the U19s), he's been added to the first-team squad for the last few games of the season and even made a bench appearance on Wednesday, up at Anfield (though no actual debut).
Then yesterday, the 19-year-old was called up for the first time to England U21 for the Toulon Tournament, and today, he was named Barclays U21 Premier League Player of the Month of April. He's the first Chelsea player to ever win this award, which is presumably only as old as the competition itself (formed in 2012-13). It's still a bit surprising that no Chelsea player had ever won it before.
"It's obviously a big thing for me, for my family and for the team as well. I'm the first person at Chelsea Under-21s to win the Player of the Month so obviously I'm delighted with that."
"The goal at Old Trafford tops it off really. The team's doing well, we're starting to pick it up now towards the end of the season, that's what we needed, and I'm obviously delighted to win this award."
-Kasey Palmer; source: Chelsea FC
Here's the goal against Manchester United.
That'll do. That'll do just fine.