Emerson’s time at Chelsea
Emerson’s stint with Chelsea hasn’t been the most fruitful.
The Italian joined the London outfit in January of 2018, when Antonio Conte was at the helm.
Chelsea are said to have paid somewhere in the region of £18m for the full-back.
But despite Emerson arriving when Conte was in charge, the Italian boss hardly played the former Roma man.
Conte left Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, giving him around six months with Emerson. And in the second-half of the 2017/18 season, Conte afforded Emerson just five Premier League appearances, only three of which came as a starter.
Maurizio Sarri then took the reins at Chelsea the following season, with Emerson once again playing a bit of a fringe role.
Emerson would make just 10 league appearances last season, playing second fiddle to Marcos Alonso at left-back.
The 25-year-old’s fortunes did appear to have changed when Frank Lampard stepped into the Chelsea dugout this season.
Emerson looked to be Lampard’s first-choice left-back at the beginning of the campaign, but in recent weeks, Emerson is once again finding his role somewhat reduced.
Emerson has not featured in four of Chelsea’s last seven Premier League ties.
Emerson to Juve?
Emerson’s current deal with Chelsea runs until 2022.
But could the defender be set for a return to Italy in the near future?
‘Juventus have reportedly been in contact with Chelsea over a potential move for Emerson Palmieri.
‘And Calciomercato report that Juve are hopeful of completing a deal for the Italian in January.’
Would Emerson want a move to Juventus, though?
Maurizio Sarri is now in charge of the Serie A champions, and given the fact that the Italian didn’t play Emerson in the PL too much when he was managing the Blues, perhaps Emerson may think twice before re-joining Sarri.