Chelsea recovered from their opening-day defeat to Burnley by sealing a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
The club have had a tumultuous few months since lifting the Premier League trophy in May, particularly when it has come down to transfers.
The Blues were criticised for allowing Nemanja Matic to join rivals Manchester United, while Diego Costa has shrouded the club in controversy by refusing to return.
When Antonio Conte’s men lost 3-2 to Burnley on the opening weekend, things looked bleak for the West London outfit, but the tide has begun to turn.
The unlikely hero was Marcos Alonso, who scored both of Chelsea’s goals to gain three points from their clash against Spurs.
There was a nervy end to the match after Michy Batshuayi headed into his own net to change the scoreline to 1-1, but Alonso saved his teammate’s blushes by nabbing the winner two minutes from time.
Today, Alonso reflected on the match by uploading an image of his goal celebration onto Instagram.
Chelsea fans were quick to react to the 26-year-old’s post.
You were outstanding! Better than Roberto Carlos
— King Bakayoko (@KingBakayoko) August 21, 2017
you saved batshuayi's twitter account
— Aneeeev (@canisurvivee) August 21, 2017
Fine performance from u n the Lads. Pls more of this
— Tega adiavwa (@TeeBaba4) August 21, 2017
Thank you Alonso🔥💙😍
— Naya (@NayasibiloNaya) August 21, 2017
— Chris Elliott (@Elliottdrums) August 21, 2017
You did save Conte's job with those two screamers.
— Kaushik (@TheGuvnor19) August 21, 2017
You were exceptional bro. Never put a foot wrong. Great performance
— Chukwujike (@Sirdovelyn) August 21, 2017
What a goal! Awfully glad!
Best wing back & Lefty free-kicker! 😉
— We Got The Power (@nikechelsea) August 21, 2017
U R the best defender in premier league. GOOD EFFORT BRILLIANT MR ALONSO.Very Important Player.
— SaHaBaT DUNIA (@alanchelsea2u) August 21, 2017