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Chelsea: Antonio Conte eyes Marcos Alonso reunion

Chelsea: Antonio Conte eyes Marcos Alonso reunion - Chelsea

Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen to bring Marcos Alonso to Inter Milan this summer.

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According to the paper edition of Tuttosport via CalcioMercato, Inter are keen to bring the Chelsea defender to the San Siro. However, the report states that the Blues have no interest in selling Alonso, who has been a regular first-team player for the west London side since arriving from Fiorentina in the summer of 2016.

Alonso was one of Conte’s key players in Chelsea’s last Premier League title win in the 2016/17 season, starting 31 games for the Blues and scoring six and assisting three (per Transfermarkt).

Although Alonso has managed to keep his first-team spot in the Chelsea XI following the reversion to a back four under Maurizio Sarri (made 31 league appearances), it is evident when looking at the stats that the Spanish international performed better when playing in Conte’s system.

Comparing Alonso’s stats from the 2016/17 season with his numbers from the 2018/19 campaign from WhoScored, the left-back enjoyed a more productive year under Conte than he did with Sarri.

The 28-year-old scored more goals in 2016/17 with 6 compared to 2 in 2018/19 as well as complete more dribbles on average at 0.7 to 0.5.

Alonso enjoyed better defensive stats as well in his first year with Conte, with the defender averaging 1.5 interceptions per game with the Italian to 1.3 per game under Sarri, as well as committing fewer fouls at 0.8 per game to 0.9.

Chelsea might not have any intentions on selling Alonso, but it seemingly appears that the defender works well under Conte’s system, and with the Italian manager taking up the reins at Inter and looking to take the Serie A giants back to their former glory days as Stefano Sensi mentioned on Inter TV via Calciomercato, a reunion could be a smart move for the fullback.

Chelsea fans, would you sell Alonso this summer? Let us know!

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