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Frank Lampard Handed Another Injury Worry

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has to worry about another injury problem after one of his players limped out of an international game on Sunday night.

Brazilian-born Italian international left-back Emerson Palmieri suffered an injury in the seventh minute of the Euro 2020 qualifying match between Italy and Finland, and he’s a big doubt for Chelsea’s next game in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard and Chelsea will travel to the Midlands to take on Europa League campaigners Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux.

Emerson Palmieri could miss the Wolves game as a result of the injury he sustained during the Euro 2020 qualifier between Finland and Italy.

Without Emerson, Italy continued their impressive run in the qualifiers with a 2-1 win over Finland.

Emerson’s Blues teammate Jorginho was the matchwinner via a second-half penalty.

Spanish defender Marcos Alonso is likely to replace Emerson Palmieri in the Chelsea starting XI for the Wolves game if the Italian international is not fit for the Premier League clash at the Molineux.

Emerson Palmieri has established himself as the first-choice left-back ahead of former recipient Marcos Alonso.

He was the substitute left-back upon joining Chelsea last year but the former AS Roma defender has been able to usurp Marcos Alonso in the pecking order.

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Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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