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Chelsea receive injury boost ahead of Wolves clash

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini has indicated that defender Emerson has not suffered any serious injury during the recent Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland on the road.

The Chelsea ace picked up a muscular injury concern after just seven minutes into the encounter and there were fears that he could be sidelined for a considerable period of time.

However, speaking after the 2-1 triumph over Finland, Mancini stated that there is nothing serious with regards to the injury picked up by the former AS Roma man.

“It was nothing serious, he stopped to ensure it didn’t get any worse,” he said.

Emerson has been ever-present at left-back for the Blues under manager Frank Lampard and he has featured in the opening four Premier League matches as well as the European Super Cup.

His displays have kept Marcos Alonso on the bench for nearly every game but the Spaniard could potentially be called into action for the forthcoming league clash at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Blues boss Lampard has already shown that he would not risk with the fitness of his players and it may not be a surprise, if Emerson is not included in the matchday squad for the west Midlands trip.

Lampard’s side have made an average start to the league season with just five points gained from four matches, and this sees them in the bottom half of the standings.

Chelsea picked up just one point from the league meetings against Wolves last term and they need to dominate the proceedings early in the upcoming crash to restrict the hosts from settling into their rhythm.

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