Chelsea boss Sarri admits Alonso problems: Emerson chance?

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits it could be the time for Emerson Palmieri ahead of facing Manchester City.

Sarri concedes Marcos Alonso is struggling for form.

He said, “In the last period Alonso didn’t play a lot. He wasn’t in the national team during the last international break. The minutes aren’t very high for him, he played in all 14 league matches but not in the Europa League or Carabao Cup. In the national team he played only one match.

“He didn’t play well against Fulham, he played better in the first half at Wolves and had a difficult second half. I need to understand

because for me he’s not tired. I have to see the last training session.

“Of course, Emerson is a good option. I have to consider some details. For example, without Alonso we could have problems at set-pieces

so I have to consider everything.”