Chelsea fans will be licking their wounds for a long time after yesterday. The Blues were thoroughly embarrassed by Manchester City at The Etihad yesterday. Their 6-0 defeat was their heaviest ever in the Premier League and the fans were in no mood to let players have a free ride, with Marcos Alonso taking a battering from the travelling Blues.
Alonso has been replaced by Emerson.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 10, 2019
Alonso was one of the key figures under Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, with the Spaniard doing everything right up and down the left flank as a wing-back. However, the 28-year-old has been unable to replicate that form that he showed when playing as a wing-back on the side of a three when he starts in a flat four at the back, and he simply isn’t good enough there in Maurizio Sarri’s setup.
In the defeat yesterday the Spaniard looked devoid of confidence, tired and all in all like he just didn’t want to be there. It’s hard to blame him though, seeing as the 6-0 thumping was Chelsea’s heaviest defeat since they fell to a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Nottingham Forest before the birth of the Premier League in April 1991. Somehow, Chelsea and Alonso need to bounce back from the defeat, and facing Malmo in the Europa League could be the perfect game to do just that.
You can read the Blues’ verdict on Alonso here:
Hopefully we don't see @marcosalonso03 play another minute for this club.
— Dan Panda (@cozierpanda) February 10, 2019
Shouldn’t of even been on the pitch in the first place
— Sam Traynor (@SamTraynor92) February 10, 2019
75 mins to late I’m afraid
— Ben Gill (@RealBenGill) February 10, 2019
Hopefully Left Back in the dressing room next game
— Simon (@EvilSimonnn) 10 February 2019
Alonso is less than an average player
— Psy. T (@psytarry83) February 10, 2019
Disgraceful display all season
Don't come back
— Υιός του θεού (@NiiChelsea_) February 10, 2019
Alonso pls from that pitch , go back to Spain
— Huro (@Horeoluwa8) February 10, 2019
72 min to late and this admin is not watching the match anymore
— . (@ROBIN982123) February 10, 2019
The Blues hated having to suffer yesterday’s defeat and would cut ties with Marcos Alonso now if they could.