Chelsea recorded an emphatic 4-0 away win against Sevilla on Wednesday night – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter picked out defender Emerson Palmieri as a major positive from the result.
The Blues secured three points in Spain, meaning they have taken top spot in Group E of the Champions League and will now be hoping for a favourable draw in the last-16 of the competition.
Olivier Giroud rightfully stole all the headlines with his stunning individual display, as he netted all four goals and has surely put the pressure on manager Frank Lampard to start him this weekend against Leeds United in the Premier League.
The 34-year-old striker scored the perfect hat-trick with his left foot, right foot and head, plus he added a fourth late on from the penalty spot.
Aside from Giroud’s heroics, a selection of Chelsea supporters on social media felt that fringe player Emerson deserved a special mention for his contribution.
The 26-year-old left-back was given a rare start by the manager and was part of a backline that defender well to keep a clean sheet against Sevilla.
It looks like he’s jumped ahead of teammate Marcos Alonso in the full-back pecking order, leaving him as the back-up option to England international Ben Chilwell at left-back.
Here are some Blues fans discussing Emerson: