Brighton vs Chelsea
Chelsea took on Chelsea at the Amex Stadium on Sunday in the Premier League.
The Blues broke the deadlock in the 17th minute.
Eden Hazard, playing as a false nine for Chelsea against the Seagulls, was the creator for the Pensioners.
Hazard broke into the Brighton box, while his cross was finished in the area by Pedro.
Marcos Alonso was offside vs Brighton
But surely Chelsea’s goal should never have stood.
Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso was clearly stood in the middle of the Brighton box, in an offside position, when Hazard delivered his cross into the box.
Marcos Alonso didn’t touch the ball before Pedro stuck it in the net.
But if a player isn’t interfering with play when stood in such a position in the opposition box, what the hell is he doing?
Why should the attacking team get the benefit of the referee’s decision in such cases?
Social media reaction
That is offside. I'm a Chelsea fan. Can't say Alonso doesn't interfere there. GK and defender went to cover him. If you're inbetween the sticks your interfering
— Nicholas Balfour (@nickbalfour) December 16, 2018
Marcos Alonso was offside on that play and, although he didn’t touch the ball and Pedro ultimately came from an onside position to score, he CLEARLY took the keeper’s attention away from the play. So tl;dr: that Chelsea goal shouldn’t have been allowed.
— Alice in a Winter Wonderland ☃️ (@AliceLfc4) December 16, 2018
Feel like that Chelsea goal is offside. Pedro wasn’t but Alonso was and even though he dummied it, he pulls the keeper and leaves Pedro uncovered.
— The Upbeat Gunner (@TheUpbeatGunner) December 16, 2018
Chelsea goal is a good goal but also demonstrates how broken the offside rule is. Alonso makes not attempt to play the ball or do anything but Ryan clearly moves to cover a potential shot from him.
— Mike L. Goodman (@TheM_L_G) December 16, 2018