Rumour: Marcos Alonso to be dropped for Watford vs Chelsea

Watford vs Chelsea

Watford host Chelsea on Boxing Day in the Premier League.

Watford come into the match full of confidence following a 2-0 away win at West Ham last weekend.

Troy Deeney fired Watford in front with a penalty in the 30th minute.

Gerard Deulofeu sealed the win for Watford with a second three minutes from time.

As for Chelsea, their confidence may be shot following a 1-0 home defeat to Leicester City last time out.

After the match both Antonio Rudiger and Maurizio Sarri voiced their belief that Chelsea cannot win the Premier League title this season.

Rumour: Marcos Alonso to be dropped

One Chelsea social media account called Bridge News has set off alarm bells about how the Blues will line up against Watford.

They’ve announced the predicted Chelsea XI for the match at Vicarage Road.

Spanish defender Marcos Alonso has been omitted from the XI, while Emerson Palmieri is tipped to get the start instead.

As you can see from the social media engagement on the above tweet, this predicted XI is doing the rounds.

Why? Because Bridge News carry to social media repuatation of being ITK – in the know – meaning many believe they have inside knowledge about what’s happening at Chelsea.

Fans will have to wait to see if this prediction proves to be accurate.

Marcos Alonso’s Chelsea stats

Many Chelsea fans have bene complaining about Marcos Alonso’s form in recent weeks.

Known for his attacking prowess, Marcos Alonso only has one Premier League goal this season.

He should have found the target in the final stages against Leicester, but his effort hit the post.

Alonso has seven assists in the league this term.

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