It’s fair to say that Maurizio Sarri isn’t too popular amongst Chelsea fans at present. Despite Chelsea’s decent performance against Man City on Sunday, the Blues still fell short, and that just adds to a long line of disappointing results for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
The Blues have really fallen off the wagon since their fantastic start to the season, and at the end of the day, the buck stops with the manager.
However, that doesn’t mean that everything the boss does is unpopular with the Chelsea faithful. Indeed, it’s fair to say that his latest comment has certainly won him a few fans online.
As per the official Chelsea Twitter, Sarri has noted that Emerson Palmieri is playing well, with a good mental and physical condition – whilst also confirming that, at least for the weekend, Alonso was dropped in favour of his left-back rival.
Sarri reports that Marcos Alonso was not on the bench on Sunday as he did not want a left-back among the subs. He says that has been the case also with Emerson. He adds that Emerson is playing well at the moment; he is in a good mental and physical condition. #CHETOT
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 26, 2019
This has gone down very well with the Chelsea fans. Indeed, Marcos Alonso’s form has been poor in recent weeks, and lots of supporters were clamouring to see more of Emerson. Now they’ve got their wish, they couldn’t be happier. See what they’ve said below:
I’m not crying, you are…
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) February 26, 2019
Emerson > Alonso
Smash if you agree
— Avson X Avson (@avson999) February 26, 2019
Lol it means Alonso is dropped for good
— ΩỮ€€Ň ŞΔŇĐ¥ (@QueenSandy_CFC) February 26, 2019
Best news I have heard this week
— Kobby JONES (@Ran_Acquah) February 26, 2019
Emerson needs to start tomorrow. No ifs No buts.
Only way to stop Son!!
— Singa (@PBX1_ChelseaFC) February 26, 2019
Forget about in the moment he always plays well. Sarri has definitely been improving his starting XI. Now he needs to put CHO on and RLC
— Slashovus (@slashovus) February 26, 2019
Finally u realized it omg . Sarri sarri sarri
— Aatef (@AatefCFC) February 26, 2019
God Please keep using him.
— Rasen () (@RasenRendanX) February 26, 2019
— Khalid Mohamed (@CarlosCkhaldan) February 26, 2019