Antonio Conte
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Emerson Palmieri is set to make his Chelsea debut since his January transfer deadline day arrival, Chelsea TV reports via The Metro.

The Brazilian joined the Blues for £17m from Roma and despite being fit, head coach Antonio Conte hasn’t selected Palmieri in his line-up.

In the 3-0 win against West Brom on Monday night, Emerson was left on the bench for the duration of the match.

However, Emerson could be given his first Chelsea appearance on Friday as Hull City visit Stamford Bridge in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Emerson Palmieri
Emerson Palmieri signed for Chelsea in a £17m deal from Roma on January transfer deadline day.

When speaking to Chelsea TV, Conte revealed that he would use this fixture to give chances to fringe players.

The Metro quotes Conte saying:

“I think that my players deserve a chance, players like Ampadu deserve to play.

“For sure Emerson is ready to play from the start. But for sure we want to win.”

It is certainly an ideal time for the left-back to compete for a place as a regular against an underdog Championship side.

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