This Is No. 45

  • Current Team

    Bristol City

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Kasey Palmer
Kasey Palmer

Type Kasey Palmer into Google and you’ll be treated to a showreel of tricks and skills. In one game alone, against Manchester United’s U21s in April 2016, Kasey nutmegged Phil Jones and delivers a cross with a rabona before scoring a sensational free-kick from 20 yards.

It was therefore no surprise to see a number of clubs scrambling to add Kasey and his attacking capabilities to their ranks in the summer.

After scoring on his Bristol City debut against Bolton Wanderers, the agile centre-midfielder quickly became a fan favourite thanks to his tricks, of course, but also his willingness to take on opposing defences and make things happen.

Despite Kasey featuring for Chelsea’s pre-season for the 2019/20 campaign, he returned to the Robins on a permanent deal.

Honours: U21 Premier League, FA Youth Cup x2, UEFA Youth League x2, EFL Championship Play-Offs

Main Stats

  • Games 0
  • Starts 0
  • Minutes Played 0
  • Goals 0
  • Assists 0


  • Total Goals 1
  • Total Shots 17
  • Assists 3
  • Successful
    Crosses & Corners


Pass Rate

  • Successful


  • Total Passes 424
  • Successful
    Short Passes


  • Successful
    Long Passes


Work Rate

  • Touches 696
  • Recoveries 69
  • Tackles 38
  • Interceptions 9


  • Key Passes 7
  • Successful
    Fifty Fifty


  • Successful


The Story On And Off The Pitch

  • February 2013

    Representing England u17's

    Palmer represents England’s U17s three times in a week, against Germany, Portugal and Holland.

  • March 2013

    Palmer joins Chelsea

    Palmer joins Chelsea from Charlton Athletic, whom he joined at the age of nine, and makes a number of appearances in the academy before the end of his first season.

  • October 2013

    England U18s call-up

    Kasey makes his England U18s debut, playing 74 minutes in 4-0 win against Hungary.

  • May 2014

    U21 Champions

    Kasey becomes a key player for Chelsea’s U21s with the side crowned league champions beating Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford in the final and FA Youth Cup winners defeating Fulham 7-6 on aggregate in the final.

  • February 2015


    Kasey scores his first goal in the UEFA Youth League, netting in the 3-1 home win over Zenit St. Petersburg. Earlier that same month, Kasey contributes with a brace and an assist in the 3-1 win over Southampton in Premier League 2 at Stamford Bridge.

  • May 2015

    a key player

    Palmer becomes a key player for Dermot Drummy’s U21s as they’re named champions.

  • February 2016

    first taste of first-team football

    Palmer signs a new contract with the Blues and he’s given his first taste of first-team football two months later, against Swansea City.

  • March 2016

    England’s U20's call-up

    Palmer receives a call-up to England’s U20s and scores the Three Lions’ only goal in a 2-1 defeat against Canada.

  • April 2016

    UEFA Youth League Winners

    Kasey wins back-to-back UEFA Youth League titles, scoring in the final as Chelsea beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1. In the same month, Kasey is part of the first-team squad against Swansea City.

  • May 2016

    After injury

    After an extended period out through injury, Palmer returns just in time to play his part in the Terriers’ play-off final win against Reading. Huddersfield are promoted to the Premier League. Later that month, he forms part of the England U21s side that wins the Toulon Tournament.

  • August 2016

    Debut against Brentford

    After joining Huddersfield Town on loan, Palmer makes his debut coming over the bench in a game against Brentford. He scores the winning goal just 60 seconds after coming on, with what was his second touch. Impact!

  • July 2017

    Huddersfield Return

    Kasey extends his contract with Chelsea before returning to Huddersfield for another loan spell after a successful last season at the Terriers.

  • January 2018

    On loan to Derby County

    Palmer joins Derby County on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 season. A month later, he scores his first goal for the Rams in a 2-2 draw against Leeds.

  • July 2018

    Blackburn Move

    Kasey signs for Blackburn Rovers on-loan, staying with the club until the end of the year.

  • January 2019

    Debut goal at Bristol City

    Another loan move, another debut goal… this time Palmer hits the ground running with Bristol City, scoring in a 2-1 win against Bolton Wanderers.

  • August 2019

    An undisclosed fee

    After starting for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw with Bohemians in a pre-season friendly, Kasey joins Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.

  • October 2019

    Derby Delight

    Kasey makes a 98-minute assist to help Bristol City snatch a 2-1 win at Cardiff City in the Severnside Derby.