Kasey Palmer

Blackburn Rovers
  • DATE OF BIRTH*

    7 November 1996
  • BIRTHPLACE

    London
  • Position

    Midfielder

Kasey Palmer moved to Chelsea from Charlton Athletic as an Under-16 midway through the 2012/13 season. Athletic, technically strong and powerful in the air, he made five appearances for the youth team while still a schoolboy before establishing himself as a mainstay in Adi Viveash’s side as a first-year scholar.

He also made Under-19 and Under-21 debuts in 2013/14, featuring for the latter in both the semi-final and final of the end-of-season playoffs as Dermot Drummy’s team were crowned league champions. His time was split between the age groups during his second year as a scholar, though he featured as a substitute in every round of the successful Youth Cup campaign, scoring against Huddersfield Town and Swansea City.

Palmer also featured in all four UEFA Youth League knockout games and scored in the second round tie against Zenit St Petersburg as the young Blues tasted European glory. In 2015/16, he burdened a greater responsibility and netted five goals in the competition, including strikes in both the semi-final and final, as we retained the trophy.

It was an excellent goalscoring season for the midfielder as he scored 16 goals in all competitions, earning himself a place on the bench for the first team at Swansea in April 2016. He was an unused substitute but ended the season with another trophy as he featured for the England Under-21s in their victorious Toulon campaign.

Palmer signed a new contract in February 2016 committing him to the club until the end of the 2018/19 season.

In July 2016 he joined Championship club Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan and started the campaign in fine form, scoring in their opening-day win against Brentford before netting the opener in their 2-1 victory against QPR.

Palmer featured regularly for David Wagner's side as they challenged towards the top of the table but in February he picked up an injury which kept him sidelined for a lengthy period. He returned just in time to play a part in Huddersfield's play-off triumph at Wembley, replacing Chelsea colleague Izzy Brown seven minutes into extra-time and setting up the best chance during the remainder of the game, which was not taken. Huddersfield won on penalties. Palmer had appeared 27 times during the season and scored five goals.

On 4 July 2017 it was announced Palmer had signed a new contract at Chelsea committing him to the club until 2021, and he would be returning to Huddersfield on loan.

The loan ended at the start of January 2018. A hamstring injury had hampered Palmer’s participation in the Yorkshire club's maiden season in the Premier League, and his last action came as a substitute in a 2-0 defeat at Everton in early December.

At the end of January 2018, Palmer joined Championship side Derby County on loan until the end of the season. He played 16 times for the Rams, scoring twice, as they reached the Championship play-off semi-finals. 

In July 2018, the midfielder joined newly-promoted Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season.