Cole Palmer feels our win at Tottenham Hotspur was exactly the kind of game and victory he dreamed of being involved in as a youngster, and underlines why he chose to join Chelsea in the summer.

Chelsea came from behind to beat Tottenham 4-1 in north London, with Cole Palmer netting our equaliser to get his third goal in our last four Premier League games from the penalty spot.

A dramatic match full of incident saw us score three more times in the second half, all from Nicolas Jackson, for a memorable derby victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. For Palmer, everything about the night was positive, as has been his start to life with the Blues.

‘It was amazing,’ he said. ‘An amazing stadium, both sets of fans were amazing. It was the kind of game you want to play in when you’re growing up. It was a brilliant game.

‘We knew before we came into it how big the game would be, for many reasons. To be fair it was an entertaining game, I’m sure the fans enjoyed it. We enjoyed it and it was a big three points.

‘We knew they were unbeaten, they’re a great side, but we’re a great side too. We thought we could go there and get a result and that’s what we did. We just need to keep pushing on from here and keep building.

‘I’m really enjoying it at Chelsea every day, on and off the pitch. It was a big change for me and my family to come here, but opportunities like this don’t come around often, so I’m glad it’s paying off at this moment in time.’

Despite his joy at taking the victory, Cole admits it was a difficult start to the game for him and the rest of the Chelsea players, as we fell behind early on, but he is proud of the way we fought back to ultimately win the game.

‘In the early stages we were losing too many second balls. When the balls were bouncing in the 50-50s, it was getting on top of us and they were breaking, so we needed to fix that and I think we grew into the game as it went on.

‘It was a slow start from us and a fast start from them, which happens sometimes. We need to avoid it as much as possible, but credit to the team, we got back into it and then carried on stepping up and got the three points.’

We had some help in that task, as Tottenham had their numbers reduced by a red card in each half, but the situation also created an increasing pressure which we had to overcome, in itself not easy away from home in a derby game.

‘It’s definitely easier to play against nine men, but on the other hand we knew we needed to win the game when they went down to 10 men. Then when they went down to nine especially, we knew we needed to score, to keep pressing, to keep making the runs in behind because their line was so high.

‘It can be difficult when the line’s so high and you need to make runs in behind. They maintained the line very well to be fair to them, so it was difficult, but as it went on we figured out how to get in behind. The coaches just said to us at half-time to keep pushing and the chances will come. We knew that and we’re just glad we took them.’

Those taken chances gave our head coach Mauricio Pochettino a winning return to his former club, and next it is Palmer who will be facing old friends, when we host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

As a Manchester native who spent his whole career with City before switching to Chelsea late in the last transfer window, it is sure to be another memorable moment for Palmer, whatever happens on the pitch.

‘It’s another big game against a great side. A side that I spent nearly all of my life at so far,’ added the 21-year-old. ‘It’s going to be a good game, I’m looking forward to it.’