Chelsea evening headlines as Lampard gives update on Pulisic injury, Emerson interest emerges

Good evening, Chelsea fans. Here are your evening headlines for Saturday, October 31.

Lampard delivers Pulisic injury update

Chelsea enjoyed almost the perfect afternoon at Turf Moor against Burnley. Three goals. Three points. And another clean sheet.

The only negative was an injury sustained in the warm-up by Christian Pulisic. The American was withdrawn from the starting XI shortly before kick-off and was replaced by Timo Werner on the left side of the Blues’ attack.

“Christian had a small sensation in his hamstring, so, we had to pull him,” Chelsea boss Frank Lampard explained after his side’s 3-0 win.

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“He couldn’t play the game and he felt that in part of the warm-up. We will have to scan it, he is frustrated as he got fit and we rested him in the week where he comes on and scores.

“He is so keen to do well for us but we have to scan him and see how it is so I can’t give you a time on that.”

You can read Lampard’s full post-match thoughts here.

Chelsea outcast on Napoli’s radar

Emerson Palmieri is a priority target for Serie A side Napoli in January, according to reports.

The Italian international was heavily linked with a departure from Stamford Bridge in the summer, but remained with no club willing to meet Chelsea’s demands.

One side said to be interested in Emerson was Napoli, and now Area Napoli claims they are still looking for a left-back with two names on their list.

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The report states Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli has identified the Chelsea full-back and PAOK’s Dimitris Giannoulis as two options.

Of the two, it is stated that the ‘priority’ target is Emerson, with the defender eager to relocate to Napoli if given the chance.

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