Good for Chelsea: Marcos Alonso won’t be banned after Arsenal

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Chelsea traveled to Arsenal this past weekend in a key clash.

Chelsea started the weekend in 4th place and had the chance to go six points clear of 5th place Arsenal.

Also, with Manchester United in such good form, if they beat Brighton and Chelsea lost, they would also move just three points away from the Blues.

Unfortunately for Chelsea, they would fail to come away with any points on Saturday.

They were well and truly outplayed with goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny giving the Gunners a 2-0 win.

After said loss, Maurizio Sarri took aim at his players mentality:

“I have to say that I’m extremely angry, very angry indeed. This defeat was due to our mentality more than anything else, our mental approach.

“We played against a team which mentally was far more determined than we were. And this is something I can’t accept.” As quoted by ESPN.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: Maurizio Sarri, coach of Chelsea looks on prior to the international friendly between Chelsea FC and Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

Marcos Alonso will not be banned

One of the biggest talking points coming out of the game, other than Sarri slamming his players, was if Marcos Alonso would be banned.

During Saturday’s game, Alonso put his hand in the face of Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The incident can be seen below.

While Alonso could have easily been banned for doing so, it has on Monday, been revelaed that the Chelsea defender will face no retrospective action.

Chelsea’s next game sees them take on Tottenham in the second-leg of their League Cup semi-final.

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