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New Chelsea signing Emerson Palmieri is buzzing, having completed his move from Roma to Chelsea and was confirmed as a Chelsea player on Tuesday night.

The Brazilian hasn’t had many minutes this season having suffered a six-month injury layoff, but the left-back has admitted that he’s physically fit now.

He told the official Chelsea website: “Yes, physically I feel great. The injury is now in the past, they were six difficult months for me but what is important is right now I feel good. I couldn’t feel better so I only have in mind the idea of training with my team and helping us to achieve more.”

The Brazilian will be available for Chelsea’s Champions League match against Barcelona as he isn’t cup tied, and he is hoping for a Chelsea victory.

He said: “Chelsea versus Barcelona is always a massive match and I remember watching that time when Chelsea won the Champions League and they eliminated Barcelona that season. Everybody saw them and it was a real spectacle so those matches are always huge and there are going to be two more like that this year. Let’s hope we can win.”

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