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.
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.
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:
Huge shoutout to Marcos Alonso. What a game from him.
2 goals for him🔥 pic.twitter.com/AFCqxPKROv
— iChelseaTweets (@iChelseaTweets) August 20, 2017
Marcos Alonso has saved @mbatshuayi‘s Twitter account. No deactivation tonight.
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) August 20, 2017
I didn’t understand why some Chelsea fans criticise Marcos Alonso so much six months ago and I don’t know why still today. #TOTCHE
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) August 20, 2017
There are extra chants and cheers reserved for two-goal Marcos Alonso whose name rings out around Wembley. #TOTCHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 20, 2017
— BenchWarmers ⚽️ (@BeWarmers) August 20, 2017
Since he joined Chelsea, no defender has scored more Premier League goals than Marcos Alonso’s 8 in 33 games.
What an incredible signing.
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) August 20, 2017
— ALLEN OBENG ASARE (@MenameisAllen) August 20, 2017
Questionable driver. Excellent free kick taker. Bigger than Spurs. Marcos Alonso. pic.twitter.com/AlSyQoVIPE
— Fergus Newson (@fergusnewson) August 20, 2017
People with Alonso in their fpl teams rn pic.twitter.com/Bng8ZmaFob
— El (@_Henrinho_) August 20, 2017
I love Alonso always have always will
— Josh Beasley (@jjsbeasley08) August 20, 2017
Picture of the day. pic.twitter.com/Ciz24XMeO9
— ILY ALONSO🎲 (@LethaIMorata) August 20, 2017