Chelsea fans hailed defender Emerson Palmieri after the win over Tottenham

Chelsea recorded a memorable win over Tottenham on Thursday night – and many fans on Twitter hailed defender for his performance.

The Blues were 1-0 down on aggregate going into the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge.

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But Maurizio Sarri’s side were on top of their game to turn the tie on its head thanks to first-half goals from N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard.

Spurs did equalise in the second period through Fernando Llorente to send the game to a nervous penalty shootout, which the hosts won with four perfect spot-kicks.

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Chelsea got just the response they wanted after losing to Arsenal in the Premier League and now face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final in February.

Emerson was promoted to the starting XI and showed why many are calling for him to be starting ahead of Marcos Alonso on a regular basis.

The 24-year-old left-back showed his qualities going forward, which included a brilliant cross for Olivier Giroud in the closing moments that the striker couldn’t convert.

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The Italy international was solid defensively too and will have done his chances no harm of more opportunities later down the line.

Here are some of the Chelsea fan tweets impressed by Emerson:

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