The Blues have made a number of signings. Chelsea are now looking to lend and sell players.
Chelsea tried to carefully regulate their income and expenses in the summer. While the team has built their own “team” in the transfer ban, those who have fallen from grace must leave as well. This includes some players who arrived during the reign of Sarri and Conte.
Lampard welcomed a string of stars to Stamford Bridge this summer. This includes Brazilian veteran Thiago silva and German Wonderkid Kai Havertz. Along with that, Academy stars Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour have also embraced the field.
But the recent influx and development of the home club has a clear consequence: players can too. The Blues may be proud of immense depth, but promising stars will be looking for more playing time as the EURO and FIFA World Cup approach in the coming years.
Chelsea must eliminate the Fringe players
The London club today welcomes its sixth purchase. Last season, Lampard managed to finish third with a struggling team. Both reasons seem adequate to get the Englishman to show the door to more existing players.
The obvious exit is Kepa: transfer or loan, it looks like it’s about to leave. Despite joining the club for a record £ 72m, experts believe he is slipping down a “slippery slope” and will definitely leave. Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher believes that Chelsea “will not go any further unless the goalkeeper changes”.
Italian full-back Emerson Palmieri could follow the same path. Lampard brought Ben Chilwell from Leicester City this season. This brings left-backs to three, even the one without veteran Cezar Azpilicueta! Consequently, there is only one fate for Emerson: it is over.
Palmieri – From Conte to Lampard
When Emerson joined Chelsea from AS Roma, he said he was making one of his dreams come true. Today, as he sits without frequent matches at Stamford Bridge, his words are “I was very happy in Serie A”, he told Sky Sports Italia.
Emerson played just 21 games last season compared to 27 last season, conceding 27 goals in all competitions. He has a 7% clean sheet percentage, which is 1 in 15 games. Among Chelsea defenders, he has the worst goal conceded by game ratio at 1.76. Marcos Alonso, another left-back has the upper hand at 1.13. (source: FootyStats)
Consequently, after Chilwell’s arrival, Emerson’s time looks up. However, there are other problems facing him from Stamford Bridge. Chelsea dug very deep to tie 6 players this summer. Roman sold part of his property. As a result, a cheap deal doesn’t really seem on the cards.
Possibility of departure
Emerson arrived in England when Antonio Conte headed Chelsea. Now that his gaffer has returned to his hometown, Emerson wants to follow in his footsteps. Lampard and his associates, however, want around 25-30 million euros for the left-back, which Inter does not want to shell out.
In fact, they made their move and tied former Manchester City star Alexander Kolarov for € 2m. As a result, those doors are already closed for him. However, a return to his former Rome may still be in the pipeline.
His agent Fernando Garcia agreed that Emerson could leave the club, although he has not yet spoken to the club about a transfer. “I can only say that Inter is interested in the player”, She said Inter1908, emphasizing the “possibility” of its sale.