Happy Birthday Emerson Palmieri

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Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri is 25 years old today. The Brazilian, who is an Italian international, was born on 3 August 1994.

Emerson joined Chelsea from Roma in January 2018 on a four-and-half-year deal for a fee of £17.6m plus £7m in add-ons.

Emerson made his Chelsea debut against Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup, assisting fellow January signing Olivier Giroud for his first Chelsea goal. He made his Premier League debut on 4 March 2018 as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 defeat at Manchester City.

Emerson joined Chelsea as backup to Marcos Alonso but he has progressed very well since his arrival and started Chelsea’s Europa League final win over Arsenal ahead of Alonso.

Early signs indicate Emerson could be Frank Lampard’s first choice left-back ahead of Alonso in the new season.

Happy birthday Emerson.

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