Ahead of the weekend, Thomas Tuchel once gain confirmed that Chelsea are looking for solutions at left back in light of Ben Chilwell’s long-term injury, and that getting Emerson back from his loan at Olympique Lyonnais is “one of the options” primarily under consideration — though the initial reporting around that possibility hasn’t been too promising.
Other options might presumably include trying to recall someone else (Ian Maatsen? Baba Rahman?), relying on either youth (Lewis Hall?) or out of the box thinking (Timo Werner finished last night’s game at left wing-back!), or that old classic standby, a panic buy.