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Chelsea: Many fans frustrated by update on Emerson Palmieri’s injury

Chelsea: Many fans frustrated by update on Emerson Palmieri’s injury

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Emerson Palmieri will not be available for Chelsea until after the international break, as reported by Simon Phillips.

The full-back came off during the 2-1 loss against Liverpool with just 15 minutes gone, as per WhoScored, after a recurrence of his thigh injury.

This offered an indication that he may be out for some time, which has now been confirmed:

The Italy international will be a miss for Chelsea, as in his five Premier League starts so far, he has averaged 3 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 clearance, 1.2 key passes, 1.6 dribbles and 1 cross per game, while also having completed 84.1% of his passes – statistics that highlight just how well-rounded the 25-year-old’s game has been.

Many Chelsea fans are seeing his loss as a big blow for the side due to his recent level of performance, with some beginning to wonder whether they will ever get to see their defence at full strength.

A selection of Twitter reaction to the news, including posts from disappointed Chelsea fans, can be seen below:

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