With the latest turn of events and according to reports, it is likely that Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s boss will have to face the intense period of matches ahead without one of his top stars Emerson Palmieri. The Blues will be facing Liverpool and Valencia at Stamford Bridge and missing any of his key first-teamers is obviously a reason to worry.
Although Palmieri assured his fans the injury “is not that serious,” it is not clear whether he is able to effectively spring to action bearing the fact that he hard to be escorted out of Italy’s clash with Finland last Sunday. Just eight minutes after the first whistle the left-back pulled up when attacking Teemu Pukki – Norwich’s striker leading to him being substituted.
However, after his post on Twitter, it seems like the player is faring on well. His tweet reads – “Big up guys for the win, I like this even though I had a minor injury, but nothing serious.” The game ended Italy having scored 2 goals against Finland’s 1.
Follow up reports about his welfare shows that Emerson’s unexpected exit shortly after the game kicked off came about as an instruction from his manager Roberto Mancini as a precautionary measure. Rumors have it that the wisdom behind the decision could be that the boss wanted to spare the left-back for the oncoming game where Chelsea will be facing the Wolves.
In all the four games since the Premier League kicked off, the 25-year-old has been pretty healthy, which hints that he could be listed in this Sunday’s squad.
The defender has always been close to his boss and reports hint that Frank Lampard position is for him to deputize Italy, especially because of the tough matches ahead this season, instead of Marcos Alonso. This coming Sunday the Blues are expected to play against the Wolves. Valencia next would be next, then followed by Liverpool, so stay tuned for more updates on this.