Marcos Alonso’s late deflected effort against Newcastle United on Sunday won the Blues a vital three points and marked the continuation of the Spaniard’s stellar form.
Following his late winner against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge last time out, Alonso reprised his attacking threat to match-winning effect once again against the Magpies.
On top of his goals, the 6ft 2in left-back now has two assists to his name this season, making him an integral part of how Maurizio Sarri’s side attacks.
However, if the 27-year-old is to remain central within the manager’s plans then he must improve the defensive side of his game. As things stand, his brilliance going forward is often undermined by his defensive deficiencies and propensity to get caught out of position.
For now, though, Chelsea fans are busy celebrating Alonso’s latest heroics. Following the final whistle on Sunday, many of the Blues faithful took to Twitter to congratulate their high-flying full-back on yet another decisive showing…
Any Chelsea supporter who still thinks Marcos Alonso shouldn’t be in Sarri’s starting XI really needs to give their head a proper wobble.
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) 26 August 2018
Marcos Alonso. Striker. Game over.
— ChelsTransfer (@ChelsTransfer) 26 August 2018
Marcos Alonso is fast becoming somewhat of a cult hero. Confusing player, but he ALWAYS comes through. Clutch player.
— Dami (@TheChelseaWay) 26 August 2018
Dear Marcos Alonso,
I’m sorry for previously thinking Emerson was better than you, you are a god. Such a clutch player. Best left back in the league.
RUNS DOWN THE WING FOR ME)
— FutbolChelsea (@FutbolCheIsea) 26 August 2018
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Great professional, does his job, smart, durable, great teammate, no ego, fantastic head of hair. He’s a Swiss Army knife of a player. A tool/skill for every facet of the pitch. Everybody gets beat by speed except Kyle Walker.
— Anselm Clinard (@anselmclinard) 26 August 2018
He has been involved in nearly every goal this season. We wouldn’t have 9 points without him. He has a wand of a left foot
— Gary Magill (@Gary_321) 26 August 2018
He is a warrior, scores or causes game winning goals, big game player, yes he is slow at times, but a team needs players like him .
— Michael (@nocretinsplease) 26 August 2018