It was far from an easy ride for his team, though, with the Stamford Bridge outfit needing to take the lead on three separate occasions in order to clinch maximum points. However, the former Derby County boss is unlikely to be too bothered and will be delighted to get his reign up and running.
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There were many great performances, including from left-back Emerson. The 25-year-old has impressed throughout the campaign up until now, and looks to be Lampard’s first choice on that side of the defence. As such, he appears to have dethroned Marcos Alonso, who played the majority of games under predecessor Maurizio Sarri.
Some of the Chelsea fans are delighted with him taking over from the Fiorentina man, and they believe that Emerson is an upgrade. They have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments below.
Imagine Sarri was starting Alonso over Emerson
— J (@JLW1_) August 25, 2019
Way better offensively and defensively than Alonso. Always picks his moments. He’s been consistent so far this season. https://t.co/OxtWhEEGwb
— ???? (@Derdeib) August 26, 2019
Definitely an improvement from Alonso …
— omer elbasha (@OmerBasha86) August 25, 2019
Since we’ve signed kovacic properly he’s been so much better. Glad Frank has seen that Emerson is better than alonso
— Ranjit Mawee (@mawee1978) August 25, 2019
A good run of games and Emerson is looking better than Alonso ever did. Conte & Sarri have blood on their hands.
— Super Frank (@ChelseaAction) August 24, 2019
Emerson finished last year strongly and has continued this season.
Ok he won’t score as many as Alonso but he’s 200% better defender than him!
— Mark Cooper (@markc999) August 25, 2019