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An official statement from Chelsea‘s website read: “The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the number 33 shirt”.

Upon signing for the Premier League champions, Emerson said: ‘I came here because it’s a great team with a great history. Today I am realising one of my dreams to pull on the shirt of such a great club.

Emerson Palmieri has today become the latest addition to the Chelsea squad after completing a transfer from Italian side Roma”.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes tomorrow’s Premier League game vs Bournemouth won’t be easy for the Blues.

According to the Italian coach, some factors have made more complicated the preparation of the game and one of them is the January transfer window:

Tomorrow is a big challenge for us. The transfer market period is finishing, and for many reasons you can have distractions. But I am very happy because I have players with great focus. Today the training, and the commitment and behaviour of my players, was positive. Conte said. “Then we have to face our injury problems. To miss Morata and Willian, and to have Batshuayi’s situation in balance, makes it not easy to prepare, but no excuses, no alibi. We want to get three points against a team who has rested for 10 days. Instead we have had to play every three days. For this reason, the game won’t be easy for us. For sure it’s not the best situation to prepare a league game, but there are these types of situations you must be prepared to face. I ask all my players to be focused on the game, and on our target, which is to play a good game and try and get three points. It’s not right to have a match when there is the deadline of the transfer market. You can have this situation where [players] are doing half and half. Whoever decides the future should reflect a bit before preparing this. There are many coaches who don’t like to have a game when there is the deadline of the transfer window.”

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In his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s night Premier League game vs BournemouthChelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed three players are not fit and they won’t be included in the team.

David Luiz is suffering an ankle injury; Alvaro Morata returned to Spain for the funeral of a close friend; Willian is still recovering from the injury he suffered last week vs Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semifinal.

On the other hand, Thibaut Courtois and Cesc Fabregas are now fit and they will be back on action tomorrow night.

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According to gianlucadimarzio.com website Chelsea and As Roma are closing the deal for Emerson Palmieri‘s move to Stamford Bridge.

The deal will not include, at least at the moment, striker Edin Dzeko and the Blues will pay the Italian side 20 million euros plus 6 million in bonuses.

It seems the deal could be finalized this evening with the Brazilian player reaching London tomorrow to undergo his medical and sign his new contract with Chelsea.

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Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda is today in Glasgow to sign for Celtic after the two clubs agreed an 18 month loan.

The young midfielder will undergo later today his medical before his move will be officialy announced.

Meanwhile, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers commented: “He’s a really exciting prospect. 24 clubs were in for Charly, it’s a great coup for us.”

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte spoke about his working method, claiming that for him it’s not easy to apply it when games are scheduled every three days:

“The way that I do my job, you lose a lot of energy because I am not a manager who stays in his office, decides a formation and you have your staff to work on the pitch.

“I’m a coach and my life is on the pitch to try to improve the players and try to put my idea of football on the pitch. In this way you spend a lot of energy, to prepare the game every two days.

“When I was the coach of the Italian national team, I had the opportunity to come to a fantastic country, in one of the best leagues – maybe the best league – around the world, to face this type of situation and I enjoy it a lot.

“If you want an easy life, you make an easy decision, and I think to come and be a coach in England, in this league, you don’t have an easy life because in every game you need to fight a lot. If you play in the FA Cup or you play in the league, it’s always the same,  you have to fight a lot.

“For sure, I am enjoying a lot my time here. I am really proud of what I have achieved, because to work in this way, you must be really proud for what we are doing, me and the players.”

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