Chelsea fans heap praise on Marcos Alonso following match-winning display versus Tottenham

Supporters of Premier League champions Chelsea have this evening taken to social media to sing the praises of defender Marcos Alonso, following his crucial display versus Tottenham Hostpur.

Difference-maker

The Blues wing-back, who’s place in the Chelsea team has come into serious question this summer due to the club’s persistent links with Juventus star Alex Sandro, was in devastating form for Antonio Conte’s outfit earlier today.

Alonso opened the scoring with a sumptuous free-kick, bending a pinpoint effort into the top-right hand corner of the home side’s goal, out of the reach of the despairing Hugo Lloris.

A poor mistake from Chelsea substitute Michy Batshuayi late on let Spurs back into proceedings, but it was Alonso who proved critical once again with just two minutes to go.

After Mauricio Pochettino’s side poorly surrendered the ball inside their own half, a perfectly-timed pass from Pedro slipped Alonso in down the Chelsea left, with the former Sunderland man making no mistake once again, as he smashed a low drive past Hugo Lloris, who will be disappointed not to have kept the effort out.

Reaction

Understandably, fans of the Blues took to social media in their droves to heap praise on their goalscoring defender, with some of the highlights below: