Date: 18th March 2024 at 7:32pm
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Chelsea will face Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup after beating Leicester City on Sunday. 

The Blues ran out 4-2 winners against the Championship high-flyers, courtesy of goals from Marc Cucurella, Cole Palmer, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Noni Madueke.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will now return to Wembley for the semi-final, having lost to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final at the national stadium last month.

In the meantime, it appears that one of Chelsea’s key players could be in line for a pay rise.

As reported by Football Insider, midfielder Cole Palmer is set to be rewarded with a new contract just months after joining the club.

Palmer, 21, joined Chelsea from boyhood club Manchester City last year in a deal worth around £42.5 million.

Palmer is enjoying a fine debut season at Chelsea

He signed a contract until 2030 when he moved to Stamford Bridge, but the report claims that Chelsea are planning talks over a new deal that will see Palmer earn a significant pay rise.

The youngster has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season in the capital, scoring 14 goals and providing 12 assists in 34 games for the Blues across all competitions.

Palmer has also scored and assisted in the same game on six different occasions this season, including against the Foxes on Sunday.

The Englishman has been used in a number of different roles this season, including on the right flank and as an attacking midfielder.

He is said to currently earn around £75,000-per-week, but could be rewarded for his fine form with a significant pay rise.

Palmer has also been rewarded with his full England debut this season, and was included in Gareth Southgate’s latest squad for the Three Lions’ upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Belgium.

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