When Antonio Conte goes to Italy for his full backs, things generally turn out well.
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He’ll hope that’s the case with the capture of Brazilian left-sided man Emerson Palmeiri, a 23-year-old from AS Roma who lost his place in the lineup to a ligament injury.
Emerson, pictured with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, will wear No. 33 for the Blues, and he’s excited to do it (from ChelseaFC.com):
“English football is something I have been watching since I was 15 years old. It is a really beautiful game over here but it is going to be even more beautiful to play it.”
The Blues host Bournemouth on Wednesday before traveling to Watford on the weekend.