Chelsea handed injury boost as Emerson Palmieri returns to training ahead of Newcastle clash

Chelsea star Emerson Palmieri is edging closer to his first-team comeback
Chelsea star is edging nearer to his first-team comeback (Picture: Getty)

Frank Lampard has been handed a significant boost after Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri returned to full training this week.

Emerson sustained a thigh injury whereas on worldwide obligation with Italy again in September and returned for Chelsea’s clash with Liverpool, solely to endure one other setback within the first half of the 2-1 defeat.

The 25-year-old, who had arguably been Chelsea’s standout defender at the beginning of the season, lasted solely 15 minutes at Stamford Bridge and has not featured since for the Blues.

Marcos Alonso has changed Emerson at left-back, but it surely seems the Spaniard’s place within the aspect is about to come beneath risk.

Emerson has been out with a thigh injury since last month
Emerson has been out with a thigh injury since final month (Picture: Getty)

Emerson is edging nearer to full match health and Chelsea have penciled in subsequent week’s journey to Ajax as a attainable return date for the Brazil-born full-back.



On Wednesday night, Emerson introduced on Twitter that he had lastly joined up with the remainder of his team-mates in training ahead of their clash with Newcastle.

‘Good to be back training with the lads!’ Emerson advised his followers.

Lampard is going through a nervous wait over the health of Chelsea trio N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen ahead of Saturday’s encounter with Newcastle.

A muscle drawback meant Kante had to pull out of France’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Iceland earlier than Kovacic limped out of Croatia’s clash with Wales on Sunday evening.

Christensen, in the meantime, hobbled his means off the pitch holding his groin throughout Denmark’s win over Switzerland.

Antonio Rudiger is making important strides together with his restoration from a groin injury, however is just not anticipated to return in time to face Newcastle this weekend.

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