Pep Guardiola has included talented City youngster Cole Palmer in tonight's matchday squad to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The youngster, whose full name is Cole Jermaine Palmer, has been a constant figure for the City Under-18 side so far this season, leading them out as captain on multiple occasions. 

The 18-year-old is left-footed and mainly operates as an attacking midfielder but can also drop into a midfield three effectively.

On occasions, Palmer has also been used as a false nine, proving that he is very versatile and can play in a number of positions. 

His main attribute is his eye for goal.

The teenager has netted 15 times and provided five assists in 14 U18 Premier League matches this season.CAPTAIN FANTASTIC: Palmer celebrates winning the U18 Premier League Cup earlier this season.

Palmer has been playing for City since U8s and has progressed through the ranks alongside the likes of Tommy Doyle and Taylor Harwood-Bellis, who have made their first-team debuts in the past year.

The teenager was born in Wythenshawe and has been a regular for the England national side throughout various youth levels, making six appearances for England’s Under-18 side, scoring once.

The youngster recently captained City’s U18 side to a 6-0 victory over Stoke City in the U18 Premier League Cup final, chipping in with two goals.