Some fans want Chelsea loanee to sign permanently

'Stay here for a long time': Fans want Chelsea loanee to sign permanently after last night

Lyon supporters on social media urged Emerson Palmieri not to consider a potential move back to Chelsea following his performance last night.

Their cries for Emerson to sign on the dotted line were due to the defender’s antics last night.

He scored just his third goal for club or country since 2018 in Lyon’s 3-1 victory over Troyes.

The Italian international has really settled into his French surroundings after leaving Chelsea on loan in the summer, starting five Ligue 1 games in a row.

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Such a run of matches can only be described as a rarity in the full-back’s recent career.

Emerson last played four consecutive league fixtures two years ago while still sporting a Chelsea jersey.

His new colours certainly seem a better fit, a strip the Lyon faithful hope he will wear permanently from now on.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Emer-sun is shining

As a member of the Stamford Bridge loan army, Emerson could be recalled to south west London next season.

Of course, the player may argue against returning to Chelsea, especially if life at Lyon treats him well.

And can the left-back be blamed for not wanting to reclaim a spot in Thomas Tuchel’s squad?

Ben Chilwell’s 2020 arrival, coupled with Marco Alonso’s revival, meant the former Roma man was left out in the cold.

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Tuchel only threw him a coat and woolly hat on a handful of occasions.

Thankfully, the weather is warmer in France, therefore such wintry gear isn’t necessary.

Nor is the need for Emerson to try to force his way into the Blues team. He’s already well established at Les Gones.

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