Chelsea recorded a 1-0 victory against BATE Borisov on Thursday night and fans were pleased with the performance of one of their fringe men on social media.
The Blues secured qualification from the group to advance to the next round of the Europa League, however, it was a poor showing from the side and they certainly rode their luck.
The hosts had hit the woodwork on three occasions and certainly tested Kepa Arrizabalaga in the goal, but were also wasteful with a number of their attempts.
Chelsea had the post on their side, whilst they also had Olivier Giroud to thank as he managed to head the only goal of the game in the second half.
The Frenchman, who scored his first Chelsea goal since the first week of May, proved to be the difference in what was a really lacklustre performance.
Fans were not too enamoured with the display they saw from their team, however, one man did appear to impress them on social media.
Emerson Palmieri, who provided the assist for Giroud’s goal, was chosen in place of Marcos Alonso and put in a solid performance.
Supporters took to Twitter to praise the Italian full-back, with many sharing the opinion that he needs to get more minutes on the pitch.
Here are some of their reactions:
Emerson deserves to be starting #CFC
— Ceegaz (@Ceegaz) November 8, 2018
Emerson this season, all the games he played, he was good and useful. Marcos Alonso, look behind you. #CFC
— Farid 🇲🇦 (@farid_igh) November 8, 2018
Great performance Emerson! Keep it up🔥🇮🇹
— ⁵ (@CFCFutboI_) November 8, 2018
Thoughts after the win at Bate
– Cahill is finished
– RLC was very poor
– Hazard still a bit rusty but glad he got some mins ahead of Sunday’s game
– Giroud got onto the scoresheet, good for his confidence.
– Emerson was good.
– I still don’t understand Zappacosta #CFC
— Bongani (@Bongani_Dlams) November 8, 2018
Emerson had an amazing game #CFC
— CHELSEA STILL UNDEFEATED #CFC 💙 (@asmapump_) November 8, 2018
FT: Bate 0-1 Chelsea
• A very boring and frustrating game
• Kepa is world class
• Giroud finally scored
• Hudson Odoi getting 5+ mins shows he's not trusted yet
• Emerson is damn good & need more minutes
• Kovacic is important
— MS📰 (@SarrifutbolCFC) November 8, 2018
— marvinstar 🇬🇭 (@marvinstarr) November 8, 2018
Well played Emerson 💙
— Enes (@EMG_38) November 8, 2018
— papi G (@meka_george) November 8, 2018
Keep it up Emerson another great proformance🔵🔵 🇮🇹
— Alvaro (@SexyAlvaro29x) November 8, 2018