Confirmed: Tuchel confirms the return of this defender to Chelsea - Bliteoc

Confirmed: Tuchel confirms the return of this defender to Chelsea

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 In a recent statement, Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed Palmieri Emerson's return during the ongoing January transfer window.

Tuchel has confirmed that the left-loan back's stay in Lyon will be cut short.


Emerson is anticipated to return to Stamford Bridge as a back-up for Ben Chilwell, who is currently injured and out of the squad.



Tuchel confirmed that the Blues are considering recalling Emerson from his loan spell at Lyon, adding, "I won't give you any information on that, but in general I won't disguise the fact we have a long-term injury to Ben Chilwell."


Even if he didn't play much last season, we know and appreciate him as a person and a player.


"But it's not only what I want. We're looking into it right now. One of the options is Emerson."

According to other sources, Tuchel stated that midfielder Ross Barkley is free to determine what he wants to do with his future.



"We haven't discussed it yet," he said of Barkley. It all depends on what Ross wants and what options are available. "We'll see," the German stated during his Friday press conference.

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