CHELSEA FANS HAIL NEW ‘ASHLEY COLE’ MARCO ALONSO
Chelsea summer addition Marcos Alonso has been praised by fans of the club for his performance during the 3-0 victory over defending Premier League champions Leicester City.
Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses grabbed a goal each as Chelsea picked up all available three points after the duel.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte tried a new formation, employing the 3-4-3 setup. Alonso, who joined from Fiorentina, was impressive during the encounter after struggling for a few times since his big-money switch. Since the departure of Ashley Cole in 2014, Filipe Luis, Baba Rahman, and Branislav Ivanovic have filled the full back position. Even Cesar Azpilicueta has played the role but Alonso seemed to be the best bet since Cole with his performance during the game against Leicester.
Fans reacted positively to his performances, taking to twitter to appreciate the player’s efforts. Marco Alonso joined on the last day of the summer transfer window from Italy. He grabbed his debut for the club in the third round EFL Cup clash with same Leicester. The player has added the much needed depth to the Blues squad that is under a lot of pressure under Conte.
The defence has been under a lot of scrutiny after strings of poor performances. Former defender David Luiz was brought back from Paris St. Germain to help out, and Ivanovic was benched for the first time in a long time due to poor form. Chelsea’s defensive additions seem not to pay off with £37 million spent on Felipe Luis and Baba Rahman. Felipe Luis returned to Atletico Madrid after an underwhelming season while Baba Rahman has been loaned to Schalke as he struggled as well. Alonso already seems to be good business, and the fans are happy.