Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed that the prospect of recalling Emerson Palmieri from his loan with Lyon is being considered.
With Ben Chilwell on the long-term treatment table and Reece James awaiting scan results to assess the damage of a hamstring injury, Tuchel has been shorn of options at wing-back ahead of a challenging run of fixtures in January.
The Blues boss has revealed that discussions are underway to mitigate against the loss of Chilwell in particular, with the winter transfer window open from today and the possibility of recalling Emerson from his season-long loan at Lyon currently being explored.
“We are looking into it because we now have a new situation with Ben Chilwell so of course we look into whether we can do something and what we can do,” he said.
“One of the possibilities and the players we know and that we love as a person is Emerson but we need to check. We are not into details. We are discussing and reflecting and this will go on for the coming days, maybe weeks.”