Palmer vs Havertz: Whose goal contributions in 2024 have won more points?

The Chelsea player has been involved in 19 goals since the turn of the year, while the Arsenal striker trails the Englishman by five goals.

Cole Palmer and Kai Havertz have played pivotal roles in their clubs' struggle to achieve different goals in the Premier League in the 2023-2024 season.

Despite the Argentine coach's uncertain future in west London, statistics indicate an encouraging trajectory for the club since the end of 2023.

Arsenal achieved a historic win at Old Trafford over Manchester United to keep their hopes of winning the Premier League title alive

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Cole Palmer vs Kai Havertz

The Chelsea man has carried the initiative for Mauricio Pochettino's side, keen to finish in the continental places, with the former Blues man rising to the occasion since Mikel Arteta eschewed the initial plan to play him in a midfield role for Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta has been criticized for interfering in Arsenal's tactics against Aston Villa

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has criticized Arsenal coach for moving Kai Havertz from a central attacking position to a midfield role against Unai Emery's side.

Kai Havertz

Havertz has flourished while playing as a striker for the table-topping North London side, having already matched his assist total for Chelsea (seven) in just 36 Premier League appearances at Arsenal. In context, the German international player reached this number after 91 matches at the West London club.

Looking at 2024 alone, Havertz has been involved in 14 goals for the title-hunting side, surpassing his tally of 13 goals throughout 2022.

His latest goal came against Manchester United on Sunday, as the Gunners recorded their first win at Old Trafford in front of fans since September 2006, bringing them back to the top of the table after Manchester City beat Fulham 24 hours earlier.

Kai Havertz helped Leandro Trossard to win against Manchester United (Imago/Sports Press Photo)

Kai Havertz celebrates with Leandro Trossard against Manchester United (Imago/Sports Press Photo)

Only Palmer has surpassed the former Chelsea man's contributions since the turn of the year.

Cole Palmer

The Premier League Player of the Year candidate has almost single-handedly dragged Pochettino's men into Europa League contention in 2024, scoring important goals and assists.

His latest goal came at Nottingham Forest, where he put on a fine pass by Mykhaylo Modric to score the Ukrainian's first goal away from home since October 2023.

Cole Palmer

Cole Palmer has scored 31 Premier League goals in 2023-24 (Imago/Pro Sports Images)

This led to Palmer doubling his number of goals and assists, emulating the feat of Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard in the title-winning 2009-10 season. The former Manchester City player reaches 19 direct appearances in 2024, more than every player in the league and five behind Havertz.

Palmer vs Havertz: Who won more points in 2024?

Palmer has scored 19 goals plus assists in 11 games since the start of the year, while Havertz's return has netted nine goals.

Cole Palmer has been in fantastic form for Chelsea in 2024

Cole Palmer's goals and assists in 2024 netted 15 points for Chelsea

Unsurprisingly, the Chelsea player outpaces the in-form Arsenal player in points earned through direct contributions leading to goals, with the German having 10 fewer points than the 22-year-old.

Kai Havertz has flourished with Arsenal in 2024

Kai Havertz's goals and assists in 2024 netted 10 points for Arsenal

What comes next for Palmer and Havertz?

Palmer and Chelsea continue their battle for sixth place when they travel to Brighton on Wednesday, with Newcastle United hosting Manchester United before concluding the season at Stamford Bridge.

As for Arsenal, Havertz should start on final day when Arteta's men host Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners will be hoping to get a favor from their north London rivals, who face Pep Guardiola's men on Tuesday, with a Spurs win or draw seeing Arsenal maintain their place at the top of the Premier League table.


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