Chelsea sends Emerson Palmieri on loan to Lyon for season

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LONDON (AP)Chelsea sent Italy left back Emerson Palmieri on loan to French club Lyon on Thursday for the rest of the season.

Emerson, who has spent the last 3 1/2 seasons at Chelsea, has dropped to third in the pecking order of left backs behind Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso.

He was a member of the Italy squad that won the European Championship this year, starting in the win over England in the final.

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