'I’d love to mention': Tuchel hails 'amazing' £75k per-week Chelsea man after Everton game

Thomas Tuchel shared his sympathies towards Emerson Palmieri after leaving him out of the Chelsea squad last night, speaking in his post-match press conference.

Tuchel ticked off another victory after beating Everton 2-0 in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.

It was a comfortable evening for the Blues, despite heavy changes to their starting XI and substitutes bench.

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Unfortunately, this left no room for Emerson, who was omitted from the pack completely.

His manager reserved some kind words for him after his sides latest win.

“We have another guy who I’d love to mention, Emerson,” said Tuchel.

“In the moment, he suffers from bad decisions against him from me.

“He doesn’t play but he’s an amazing guy who trains on the highest level.

“He never lets the team down from his mentality, so this was a super hard decision to have him out of the squad.”

Emerson is one of the few Chelsea players not to have been gifted a run out in the league under Tuchel.

His solitary match under the German manager came away to Barnsley in the FA Cup.

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With so much rotation amongst his teammates, the £75,000 per-week (Spotrac) left-back may have believed he was in line for some minutes.

This has not yet been the case, as another game wasted away for Emerson.

After a tricky run of opponents, Chelsea’s fixture list begins to look more favourable.

Against the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion is where Emerson should aim for a recall.

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Getting in ahead of Marcos Alonso and Ben Chilwell has always proved difficult for Emerson.

He’s been offered a lifeline with Tuchel’s arrival, who’s managed to keep peace amongst the Chelsea camp by sharing out the matches evenly.

Emerson’s time will come I’m sure, he just needs to be patient.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.