Chelsea fans are eager for Maurizio Sarri to keep playing Emerson Palmieri at left-back instead of Marcos Alonso after Thursday night’s win over Tottenham.
The Blues survived a second-half scare to go through to the Carabao Cup final after beating Spurs in a penalty shoot-out at Stamford Bridge.
While it wasn’t exactly a vintage display from Chelsea, they were good value for their win despite Sarri making a couple of changes to his XI.
Olivier Giroud started up front, allowing Eden Hazard to move back into a more familiar wide role, and Emerson got the nod over Alonso on the left-hand side of defence.
The Brazilian-born Italy international hasn’t seen a huge amount of playing time since moving to Stamford Bridge last January, but he really caught the eye tonight and these CFC fans want him to keep getting into the team ahead of Alonso.
The Spaniard doesn’t seem the most popular Chelsea player after an indifferent campaign, so will Sarri take this advice and give Emerson more games now?
If Emerson isn’t first choice LB from now on, we’re showing up at Sarri’s house
— M?? (@TacticalCFC) January 24, 2019
I just hope Emerson was able to convince and not confuse Sarri that he's better suited for the LB role.
— o. (@Omarii_CFC) January 24, 2019
That Emerson cross to Giroud was beautiful man. Even Sarri got to his knees when he saw how Giroud missed that one.
Emerson over Alonso every day #JusticeForEmerson
— Kolawole Olasunkanmi (@iam_horlas10) January 24, 2019
– Hazard back to his best at LW
– Higuain is needed to finish those chances
– Kante masterclass.
– CHO deserved game time.
– Emerson > Alonslow
– Barkley needs to be more creative. He was decent today tho.
– #MyKepa plays for the club
– Sarri asked for this, he got ?
— Feel Chelsea (@FeelChels) January 24, 2019
If Sarri ever starts Alonso ahead of Emerson, then he has a problem. Unforgiveable.
— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) January 24, 2019
Emerson showing Sarri what he can do! Has sealed the starting spot for me.
— Sripad (@falsewinger) January 24, 2019
If only Sarri would start starting Emerson from now on. One can only hope.
— El Pipita (@Tvga_) January 24, 2019
Emerson is class above Alonso.
Please bin Alonso Sarri.
— BlueTweetsFC™ (@BlueTweetsFC) January 24, 2019