Emerson Palmieri suffers hamstring problem, to miss Chelsea's matches against Valencia, Liverpool

Emerson Palmieri suffers hamstring problem, to miss Chelsea's matches against Valencia, Liverpool

- Emerson Palmieri is set for spell on the sidelines after being hit with a hamstring injury

- The 25-year-old was substituted during Italy's Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland

- The left-back is set to miss key games for Chelsea, including Valencia and Liverpool

Emerson Palmieri has suffered a hamstring injury during Italy's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Finland.

The 25-year-old has been Frank Lampard's first choice this season ahead of Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso.

And the Italian international has not failed to impressed since the start of the Blues 2019-20 campaign.

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But Emerson played just eight minutes in the 2-1 win against the Scandinavians on Sunday, September 8.

He played all 90 minutes against Armenia three days earlier and provided the assist that gave Andrea Belotti the equalizer in their 3-1 win.

Emerson was attempting to chased down in form Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki before limping off and got substituted.

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His injury will give Lampard huge concern as the west London side are set to be without him in the games against Wolves, Valencia and Liverpool.

Emerson has played 38 times for Chelsea since his arrival from Roma in January 2018 but has been second choice behind Alonso who was preferred by Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri.

But Lampard will be looking up to Alonso and the Spaniard is expected to make the back-four under the new manager for the first time this season.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nicolas Pepe has left his international teammates after reports coming from Ivory Coast's FA that the Arsenal star is injured.

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The 24-year-old was on parade when the Gunners played out a 2-2 draw with north London neighbours Tottenham before joining the Elephants in France.

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