The two goals Cole Palmer scored against Burnley on Saturday saw the England international join a very select group of Chelsea players.

Palmer opened the scoring in the first half with a deft Panenka penalty and struck his second late in the game from the edge of the 18-yard box. Unfortunately, after both goals, Chelsea were quickly pegged back by Burnley.

That the contest ended 2-2 was cause for frustration, especially given the Clarets played more than 50 minutes with 10 men after Lorenz Assignon's dismissal following a foul on Mykhailo Mudryk.

Palmer cut a disappointed figure as he left the Stamford Bridge pitch after the full-time whistle. His brace wasn't enough to ensure the Blues claimed all three points, but it did take him beyond 20 goal contributions in the Premier League this season.

That the 21-year-old has surpassed that landmark in his maiden campaign at Chelsea is all the more impressive – and it has put him among an exclusive group of players to have pulled on a Blue shirt.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was the first Chelsea player to achieve the feat in the Premier League era. The striker ended his debut season at Stamford Bridge (2000/01) with 32 goal contributions in the top flight.

Eden Hazard (20 goal contributions) followed in 2012/13, while Cesc Fabregas (21 goal contributions) and Diego Costa (23 goal contributions) both did so in our title-winning 2014/15 season.

With 10 Premier League fixtures still to play, Palmer has ample time to add to his tally for the season, and Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has been impressed with the performances of Palmer, who joined the Blues from Manchester City last summer.

‘From day one, he has taken responsibility,' said the Argentine. 'In terms of penalties and in the game. When the team is struggling to find solutions, he wants to take the ball.

‘It's been positive for him to play [the number of] matches he didn’t play last year at Manchester City. He has had continuity and consistency and is showing the capacity we thought he could add to the team.

'It is obvious we are happy with him.'