Some Chelsea fans have praised the consistency shown by defender Emerson Palmieri since the beginning of the season. The Italy international has been preferred ahead of Marcos Alonso for the left-back duties this term and he has been one of the top players for the side despite the mixed run of results.
During Saturday’s 3-2 triumph over Norwich City, Emerson had a solid performance with the most number of touches, tackles and crosses while he was able to create the second-most number of chances through the game, as per Squawka.
This has certainly pleased a section of the club’s faithful and a few of them have taken to Twitter to appreciate the efforts of the defender, who has become an undisputed starter under the guidance of manager Frank Lampard.
Alonso is never getting into this Chelsea side again. Emerson is hands down the best in the PL league in his position. He’s a rock. Name a better left-back in the EPL, I will wait pic.twitter.com/wwp8GiSiRQ
— KanteKin (@MercenaryKin) August 24, 2019
Chelsea’s Emerson is hugely underrated
— Yaashi Piper (@Oliver_KSM) August 24, 2019
This guy has been unbelievable all preseason, supercup & league games so far, humble guy, brilliant attitude & a top Lb who is improving still, love him 👏💙 pic.twitter.com/6DhdXJdiMa
— DonkeysOut (@CarvalhoJTElite) August 24, 2019
He's getting better every game
— AzureKing👑 (@AzureKingFC) August 24, 2019
Emerson this season so far 💪🏽🔥 https://t.co/1i4G7Dmnth
— Dániel Katona (@DanielKatona17) August 24, 2019
You did a great job Emerson 💪💪💪 pic.twitter.com/5ziFBmkDNU
— Christian Pulisic 🇺🇲 (@_CPulisicSZN) August 24, 2019
Emerson I must admit you have been the most consistent Chelsea player this season
— Klint Ke (@KeKlint) August 24, 2019
The Blues picked up their first triumph of the new campaign at Carrow Road and that has got their season going after just managing one point from the opening two Premier League matches.
Next up, the west London giants have a home encounter against Sheffield United before the international break and they should be fancied to secure a second-straight league victory.
Blues graduate Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have taken up the scoring mantle with two goals apiece in the top-flight but Lampard will be hoping for a better run of results in the defensive front.
The centre-back pairing of Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen have vastly improved from the start of the season, but they still need to cut out the occasional positional errors like the ones at Norwich.