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    CHELSEA boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Marcos Alonso has asked to leave the club with the player set for a move to Barcelona. Alonso, 31, was left out of the squad for the Everton game at his own request. 1Alonso has asked to leave ChelseaCredit: Getty Chelsea went on to win their Premier League opener 1-0 thanks to a Jorginho penalty, and £62million new boy Marc Cucurella made his debut. Tuchel has confirmed Chelsea have agreed to let left-back Alonso leave this summer, with Barca his most likely destination. He said: "He tries to leave and we agreed to this wish and that’s why it would not have made sense to put him on the pitch today. "He would have been on the pitch otherwise but I think in this situation it was the right thing to do." READ MORE ON CHELSEACHELSEA LATEST De Jong 'to leave Barcelona NEXT WEEK as Blues launch £59m-plus-Alonso bid'ON THE BOX What Premier League games are on TV this weekend? Alonso joined Chelsea in August 2016. The Spaniard went on to make 154 appearances for the...
    CHELSEA have offered Barcelona £59million and Marcos Alonso in a bid to sign Frenkie de Jong, according to reports. The Blues are currently battling Manchester United for De Jong's signature. 1Chelsea are pushing to sign De JongCredit: Getty United have already reached a £72m agreement with Barcelona for him, but the Dutchman does not want to make the switch. And now, Chelsea are looking to hijack the deal. According to Spanish outlet Sport, The Blues have offered a total of £59m plus Alonso to Barcelona in an attempt to strike a deal with the LaLiga giants. Barcelona have been pushing to sign the Chelsea full-back for weeks, so the swap could prove to be ideal for both clubs. MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in SportCON MAN Conor McGregor dead hoax tricks Google after UFC star's Wikipedia is changedMALL SCARE NASCAR champion and family escape safely after being caught up in mall shootingPAY-PER-BOO Boxing fans stunned as DAZN's PPV price for KSI against Wassabi is revealedBASKETBALL WIFE What to know about Brittney Griner's marriage to her wife Cherelle Griner
    CHELSEA players have reportedly said their goodbyes to Marcos Alonso ahead of his move to Barcelona. The 31-year-old left-back has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge all summer. 1Chelsea defender Alonso looks set to complete a move to BarcelonaCredit: Getty But that speculation increased further following the signing of Brighton star Marc Cucurella. Thomas Tuchel now has both Cucurella and Ben Chilwell to choose from at left-back - leaving Alonso out in the cold. And according to The Mail, the Spaniard has carried out his farewells to staff at Chelsea's Cobham training ground as he bids to seal a transfer this weekend. Alonso has won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League during a successful six-year stint with the Blues. READ MORE ON CHELSEACHELSEA LATEST Wesley Fofana BLOW, Alonso's EXIT plans, 'Aubameyang's goals interest me' But now his days as a Chelsea player are numbered as Barcelona close in on his signature. 90min have reported that the Catalan giants are "confident" of reaching an agreement for the defender. That is despite news on Friday...
    MARCOS ALONSO is still pushing to leave Chelsea for Barcelona this summer, according to reports. The Spaniard, 31, is wanted by Barca to reinforce their left side and provide competition for Jordi Alba. 2Marcos Alonso wants to leave Chelsea for BarcelonaCredit: Getty 2Cesar Azpilicueta, left, alongside Alonso in a Premier League gameCredit: Getty Fabrizio Romano has reported Alonso has been a priority for Barcelona since May and has agreed personal terms with them. Barcelona lost out on Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta after he penned a new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge earlier this week. But the main difference between Barca's pursuit of the two defenders is Chelsea's stance. While Chelsea didn't want to lose Azpilicueta due to his "experience and leadership," they are far more open to letting Alonso leave. READ MORE ON CHELSEACHELSEA LATEST Cucurella PASSES medical, Azpilicueta SIGNS new deal, Aubameyang latest Journalist Matthew Moretto has reported Alonso's representative is still working on a deal to bring his client to the Nou Camp. Barcelona have pinched Raphinha and Jules Kounde from under Chelsea's nose...
    BARCELONA are interested in Celta Vigo left-back Javi Galan after their plans to sign Marcos Alonso were blocked by Chelsea, according to reports. Chelsea have been left bitter after agreeing a deal £55million deal with Sevilla to sign Jules Kounde only for it to be hijacked by Barcelona. 3Barcelona boss Xavi is a big fan of Javi GalanCredit: Getty 3Marcos Alonso was seemingly on his way out of Chelsea but may now be stayingCredit: Getty 3Jules Kounde has been a target for Chelsea for over a yearCredit: Alamy As a result, speculation suggests the Blues are now refusing to do business with Barca and will not sell them Alonso or captain Cesar Azpilicueta. The Spanish duo were both nearing moves to the Catalan giants with the 31-year-old left wing-back close to an agreement after talks over personal terms, according to reports. With the transfer being blocked by Thomas Tuchel's side, the LaLiga club have switched their interest do Galan. The left-back has a £15million release clause and Celta will not accept anything less claim outlet Mundo...
    BARCELONA are eyeing Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico as a potential alternative to Marcos Alonso. The 29-year-old left-back looks to have plenty of admirers this summer with a number of clubs including Brighton fighting for his signature. 1Barcelona are reportedly lining up a move for Ajax left-back Nicolas TagliaficoCredit: Getty The Argentinian has been at Ajax since 2018 and was a key part of the squad that made the Champions League semi final in 2019. Tagliafico though would command a fee of just £4.3million, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo. Barca are thought to have tried to sign Tagliafico in January and the player has reportedly told Ajax he wants to leave this summer. But it would appear the Catalan giants would face competition for his signature. Read More In FootballGET YOUR GOSS Leeds to COMPLETE both Adams & Sinisterra deals, De Ligt 'WANTS' Bayern As well as Brighton, Sevilla and Lyon are also claimed to be keen on a move for the experienced defender. The French club are on the lookout for a left-back after Manchester United hijacked...
    CHELSEA have reportedly made contact with Barcelona youngster Alejandro Balde over a potential summer move. Mundo Deportivo claims the Blues have been following the teen left-back for at least 18 months. 1Chelsea have made contact over a move for Barcelona left-back Alejandro BaldeCredit: Getty And with Barca looking to land Marcos Alonso from Stamford Bridge, Chelsea could demand Balde in return. The 18-year-old played five times for Barcelona this season after joining their academy in 2011. Balde has just two years to run on his current Nou Camp deal. And the potential arrival of Alonso threatens to restrict his minutes even further. READ MORE ON CHELSEAChelsea news Lukaku 'desperate' to return to Inter, Chelsea Prem fixtures CONFIRMED Balde has now asked Barcelona to clarify his position in Xavi Hernandez’s squad. And it could open the door for a stunning move to London. Chelsea are thought to have enquired about Balde last summer, as well as in January 2021. The defender has a release clause of £427million. Most read in Premier LeagueFAMILY CRISIS Kim Kardashian pushes Hulu cameras out of room...
    CHELSEA are considering a swoop for Wolves wing-back Rayan Ait-Nouri. The Blues could look to strengthen on the left of their back-five, with Marcos Alonso linked with a summer move to Barcelona. 1Chelsea are considering a move for Rayan Ait-NouriCredit: Alamy And Thomas Tuchel is weighing up whether to initiate a swoop for the Wolves star. Ait-Nouri would provide competition and cover for Ben Chilwell in the left wing-back slot at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea and England ace Chilwell spent six-months of the recent campaign out with a cruciate ligament injury. Ait-Nouri meanwhile played 27 games in all competitions for Wolves, helping Bruno Lage's side to a 10th-place finish in the Premier League. Read More On ChelseaChelsea news Chelsea 'want' Loftus-Cheek-Skriniar swap deal, Blues closing in on Slonina And his form has led to the Blues considering whether to make a move. Ait-Nouri has played 51 times in total for Wolves after signing from French club Angers in October 2020, initially on loan. Defensive reinforcements this summer are top of Tuchel's agenda, with Antonio Rudiger...
    CHELSEA star Marcos Alonso has revealed his dream to return to Spain amid intense interest from Barcelona. The Blues left-back, 31, has only ever played ONE LaLiga match - for Real Madrid in 2010. 1Marcos Alonso has revealed his dream to return to Spain amid interest from BarcelonaCredit: Alamy Ever since, Alonso has played in England and Italy with Bolton, Sunderland, Fiorentina and Chelsea. But after six years at Stamford Bridge, Alonso has now confirmed he is itching to return to his homeland. Alonso told Onda Cero: "I have one more year on my contract. "I have already said it other times that I would like to play in Spain. READ MORE SPORT STORIESBLUES NEWS Chelsea 'to sign Kounde this month', Blues 'want Skriniar', Dembele latestFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners "But in the end it does not depend entirely on me. "It is clear that the desire to one day play in Spain is there." Alonso is under contract at Chelsea until the end of next season. But he will...
    MARCOS ALONSO is reportedly set to be the FOURTH defender to quit Chelsea this summer. The Blues have already lost Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid on a free transfer. 1Marcos Alonso is set to quit Chelsea this summer for BarcelonaCredit: EPA While Cesar Azpilicueta has reportedly worked out a two-year deal with Real's rivals Barcelona. And Andreas Christensen is also on his way to the Nou Camp after agreeing a five-year contract with the Catalan giants, reports claim. Now, Alonso is about to follow his defensive compatriots to Spain to shore up a new-look defence for Barca. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims the La Liga titans are in advanced talks with the 31-year-old. READ MORE ON CHELSEABLUES NEWS Watford win REACTION, Rudiger CONFIRMS he's leaving, Kounde remains top priority Not even Chelsea's third-place finish in the Premier League after a 2-1 win over Watford on the final day of the season will be enough for Alonso to change his mind, it seems. But as Alonso still has a year left on his Chelsea contract, the Blaugrana still need to work...
    CHELSEA loanee Emerson Palmieiri could be back at the Blues next season as Marcos Alonso reportedly wants to quit the club. The left-back joined Lyon last summer on a season-long switch and has impressed in France. 2Emerson Palmieri could be back at Chelsea next season after his loan at LyonCredit: Getty 2Marcos Alonso allegedly wants to quit the Blues this summerCredit: Rex The Italian international, 27, has suggested he would be open to quitting Chelsea this summer. He previously admitted he would have “no problem” staying at Lyon - but now Juventus are also keen. But despite Todd Boehly’s takeover at Stamford Bridge, the Blues are not expected to sanction any departures until sanctions are lifted for them to purchase any new additions. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted an update on the situation, saying: “Emerson Palmieri will leave OL at the end of current season and will return to Chelsea - he’s definitely not gonna stay at OL next year. READ MORE FOOTBALLBLUES NEWS Chelsea AGREE £4.25bn sale terms with Todd Boehly, Wolves DRAW reaction “Many clubs are interested in...
    CHELSEA star Marcos Alonso reportedly wants to quit the club this summer and return to Spain. The Blues are already set to lose defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in June. 1Marcos Alonso reportedly wants to quit Chelsea this summerCredit: Rex The duo have both snubbed new deals and will depart Stamford Bridge for nothing, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid keen on the pair. Now left wing-back Alonso, 31, allegedly wants to leave West London also. That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims the veteran has made securing an exit from Chelsea a priority. He states that Barcelona are keen on Alonso, despite the fact that he came through the ranks at their fierce rivals Madrid, and that the star has his heart set on a return to his homeland. READ MORE FOOTBALLBLUES NEWS Abramovich DENIES loan repayment request, Boehly closes in on Chelsea deal Romano tweeted: “Marcos Alonso’s priority will be to leave Premier League this summer. “The plan is clear and Barcelona have his name into the list, contacts ongoing #CFC. “Alonso would like to come...
    BARCELONA are reportedly keen on signing Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso. The Spanish giants are already close to confirming a deal for Andreas Christensen. 1Alonso could move to Barcelona this summerCredit: Reuters But they have now turned their attentions to another Blues star. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Alonso is on the club's transfer shortlist along with three or four other left back candidates. Barcelona have already been in contact with Chelsea to "explore intentions and potential price". And it appears that Alonso would be open to the move. Read More on ChelseaBLUES NEWS Boehly named as preferred Chelsea bidder whilst Hamilton looks 'to drop' his bid Romano also reported that it is his "priority" to move back to Spain this summer. The defender has made 41 appearances across all competitions this season. However, with Ben Chilwell returning to action soon it is likely he will have to give up his position. And with one year remaining on his contract, Chelsea may decide to cash-in while they still can. Most read in SportFATHER TIME John Fury calls out legends Mike...
    ARSENAL'S second goal against Chelsea started with a moment of brilliance by Granit Xhaka in his own box. Xhaka picked up the ball in Gunners goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale's area and decided to move the ball forward himself. ???????????????????????????? ???????????????? ????????????????????! ????Emile Smith Rowe slots home with a tidy finish. What a game ???? pic.twitter.com/49R49xU1pF— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 20, 2022 2Arsenal star Granit Xhaka nutmegged Chelsea's Marcos Alonso to set up the second goalCredit: Sky Sports 2Granit Xhaka's nutmeg led to Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe's goalCredit: Getty First, the midfielder dribbled past Romelu Lukaku before leaving the crowd in awe with a stunning nutmeg past Macos Alonso. The Switzerland international then switched with Martin Odegaard, who found Bukayo Saka down his right. Saka drove the ball forward and passed to Odegaard back on the edge of the box. The attacking midfielder flicked it to his left where Emile Smith Rowe was waiting and the Arsenal youngster beat Edouard Mendy with a fine effort to make it 2-1 after 27 minutes. Read More on FootballGUNNERS NEWS Chelsea build-up,...
    MARCOS ALONSO has admitted that he would like to return to LaLiga one day. The Chelsea defender will have just one year remaining on his current contract this summer. 2Marcos Alonso could leave Chelsea this summerCredit: Reuters Alonso, 31, has made 34 appearances across all competitions this season - primarily because of Ben Chilwell's devastating long-term injury. With Chilwell set to return as first choice by next season, his deputy could look to return to his homeland. Quizzed about a potential transfer while on international duty, the Spaniard said: "I would love to play in LaLiga, all my life I have wanted to play and be here in Spain, but the circumstances have been different and not everything has depended on me. "At the moment I am focused on this season and what has to be, will be." Read More Chelsea Stories MARC MY WORDS Alonso criticises Lampard's tactics and hails Tuchel for transforming defence Further probed about whether he could join Real Madrid, Atletico or Barcelona, he added: "Yes, yes, I have family ties on all sides… Chelsea right...
    JURGEN KLOPP recently told a ref ‘you’ve never played football’ in an angry post-match broadside. So maybe it was little wonder Anthony Taylor wanted to show off his skills during Liverpool’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday. Watch the referee in the background ????Anthony Taylor couldnt help but try and control the ball for Marcos Alonso ????pic.twitter.com/uCJHY41JLN— Sky Sports (@SkySports) January 4, 2022 4Both Marcos Alonso and ref Anthony Taylor have their eyes on the ballCredit: Sky Sports 4The Chelsea defender tries to bring it down on his toesCredit: Sky Sports 4Taylor flicked out a leg as the Blues star made contactCredit: Sky Sports 4Somehow the ball still ran free at Stamford BridgeCredit: Sky Sports The ref was caught on camera appearing to try to control the ball like Blues defender Marcos Alonso during the 2-2 barnstormer. Slow-mo replays showed Taylor flicking out a perfectly-timed leg at the exact moment Alonso tried to bring the ball down. The Spain international couldn’t quite stretch far enough as the ball dropped over his right shoulder. But fans online couldn’t care less as they...
    CHELSEA leave Sweden with another three points in the Champions League - but Malmo took some breaking down. Hakim Ziyech's second half winner was all that separated the pair, just weeks after the Blues won the initial fixture 4-0. 7Chelsea celebrate their winning goalCredit: AFP It may not have been Chelsea's most inspiring performance but proved enough to take home the win. Here is how Simon Phillip's rated Thomas Tuchel's men. Edouard Mendy - 7 Was involved a bit on the ball playing out from the back but didn't really have any shots to make saves for. Andreas Christensen - 7 Good involvement in some of our attacking build up play and defended well, in particular sniffing out a threat in the first half tackling in the box. 7Thiago Silva provided the calmness that Chelsea neededCredit: AFP Thiago Silva - 7 I say it every game, but he provided the calmness that Chelsea needed in the centre of defence as Malmo did operate with a good high press. Took a cynical booking in the second half....
    CHELSEA could once again be in contact with Inter Milan over a summer transfer deal amid reports the Italians want Marcos Alonso. The two clubs have already held talks over Romelu Lukaku's future, with a Blues bid involving Marcos Alonso plus £86million rejected. 1Marcos Alonso's Chelsea career was reignited by Thomas Tuchel last seasonCredit: The Sun DREAM TEAM IS BACK! SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 21/22 SEASON FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN £100,000 But they may find themselves at the negotiating table again if the Nerazzurri decide to push their interest in the 30-year-old defender. According to website CalcioMercato, the Spaniard is being eyed as Inter freshen up the left side of their defence. Ashley Young has departed the Serie A champions to leave Matteo Darmian and Ivan Perisic as coach Simone Inzaghi's remaining options. It is reported that Inter hope to sell Perisic and replace him with Marcos Alonso. Due to Chelsea's likely demand of £17million for the defender, Inter will have to sell before they can buy and Perisic, 32, is a high earner with one year left...
    CHELSEA want to keep Marcos Alonso 'at all costs', according to reports. The Spanish wing-back is on Barcelona and Inter Milan's shopping lists. 3Marcos Alonso could stay at Chelsea this summerCredit: Andy Hooper-The Daily Mail But according to Mundo Deportivo, the Blues are keen to retain his services for the season ahead. Barca are soon to be requiring a left-back, with Junior Firpo set for a move to Leeds United. And the Catalan giants have long admired Alonso. They tried to sign him in January, and reportedly even reached an agreement with the player himself, who had been out in the cold in West London at the time. But following Frank Lampard's dismissal, replacement Thomas Tuchel brought Alonso back into the fold. And the German values the 30-year-old as an important squad player. The report even states that Tuchel feels that Alonso is versatile, and could play on the left of his back three if required. Jordi Alba has long been Barcelona's undisputed first-choice left-back. 3Alonso was brought back into the fold by Thomas TuchelCredit: Reuters ⚽ BETTING SPECIAL ⚽...
    Achraf Hakimi is Chelsea’s top summer transfer target, but the Blues may be required to part with more than money to sign the world-class fullback.  Chelsea understand that a large amount of cash will be required to pry Achraf Hakimi away from Inter Milan this summer. Unfortunately for the Blues, the Serie A giants don’t seem inclined to sanction the move without receiving a Chelsea player in return. The object of Inter’s affection is reportedly fullback Marcos Alonso. According to Ekrem Konur, The Italian champs want £50 million plus Alonso to get a deal done this summer. Inter need to offload players to balance their books, but are understandably hesitant to let Hakimi go without receiving a readymade replacement n the deal. Chelsea are interested in Hakimi because he’s a perfect fit to occupy the starting right wing back role in Thomas Tuchel’s preferred system. Hakimi may not be a classic defender, but his ability to carry the ball forward with exceptional pace makes him a valuable commodity at wing-back. Adding Hakimi to the mix would give Chelsea a much greater...
    CHELSEA have reportedly increased their offer for Achraf Hakimi to £52million PLUS Marcos Alonso. Repubblica claims Thomas Tuchel is desperate to land the Inter Milan star, 22, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain. 4Chelsea have made an improved bid for Inter Milan star Achraf HakimiCredit: Getty 4Chelsea have offered £52million plus Marcos Alonso for the PSG targetCredit: Getty And after reportedly having an initial bid for Hakimi rejected by the Serie A champions, Chelsea are said to have returned with a brand new offer. It’s believed Inter have been offered a whopping £52m for versatile wing-back Hakimi. And Simone Inzaghi can automatically strengthen on the left by also landing Alonso, 30, as part of the deal. It now remains to be seen if Inter are impressed by Chelsea’s proposal, with the European champions eager to strengthen their squad with several star signings. Hakimi, who played 45 times in all competitions for Inter this term, would likely slot in on the right side of Tuchel’s five-man defence. But his arrival would spell the end of Alonso’s Stamford Bridge career after five seasons. The...
    RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK and Marcos Alonso are reportedly being lined up by former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri for a move to Lazio. Both players were regulars during the Italian's single season at Stamford Bridge but have not been guaranteed a starting spot since. 2Maurizio Sarri is plotting a Champions League push with LazioCredit: Getty A bad heel injury ended Loftus-Cheek's 2018-19 campaign before the Europa League final win over Arsenal, after a career-high 40 appearances during the season. Alonso played 39 times but was subsequently outcast by Frank Lampard, only to be brought back in having suited Thomas Tuchel's 3-4-2-1 system. According to Calciomercato, the full-back position is the first priority for Sarri when he completes his anticipated move to Lazio. The coach is said to see Alonso, 30, as a top target but the financial aspects of the deal have not yet been revealed. A bid for Loftus-Cheek would initially be on a loan basis, as reported by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. But, like Fikayo Tomori's switch to AC Milan, Lazio reportedly want to agree an option to buy...
    CHELSEA left-backs Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmeiri want to quit the Blues for Serie A this summer, according to reports. The pair have struggled for consistent game time this season with Ben Chilwell usually preferred in the position and a return to Italy is said to be on the cards. 3Marcos Alonso is said to want to quit Chelsea for Serie A this summerCredit: Rex 3And fellow left-back Emerson could also be headed back to ItalyCredit: The Sun Earlier this month, it was reported Chelsea put the pair on the transfer list. In a bid to raise funds for another big summer in the transfer market, the Blues are reportedly willing to let them leave. And with both having played in Italy before, a return to Serie A is a serious possibility, according to Gazzetta. Alonso, 30, was frozen out under Frank Lampard - who was sacked in January - following a bust-up. Despite that, the Spaniard initially appeared to be Thomas Tuchel's first choice shortly after his arrival at Stamford Bridge and was set for a Chelsea revival. However, Chilwell, 24, has...
    CHELSEA have put Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri on the transfer list in order to raise funds for another summer spree, according to reports. The two left-backs sit behind £50million man Ben Chilwell in Thomas Tuchel's pecking order. 4Chelsea could cash-in on Marcos Alonso to fund their summer transfers, say reportsCredit: Getty 4The Blues could also part ways with Emerson Palmieri in a big summer overhaulCredit: AP And in a bid to raise funds for another big summer in the transfer market, the Blues are willing to let Alonso and Emerson leave, according to Goal. Alonso, 30, was frozen out under Frank Lampard - who was sacked in January - following a bust-up. Despite that, the Spaniard initially appeared to be Tuchel's first choice shortly after his arrival at Stamford Bridge and was set for a Chelsea revival. However, Chilwell, 24, has played the last four Champions League games - including both legs of the semi-final win over Real Madrid - as well as the crunch top-four Premier League game with West Ham. Now Alonso is set to join Emerson,...
    MARCOS ALONSO is open to signing a new deal at Chelsea after his revival under Thomas Tuchel. The Spanish left-back’s camp had been working on a move away from the Blues after he was frozen out by ex-Stamford Bridge boss Frank Lampard. 2Marcos Alonso's Chelsea career has been revived since the arrival of Thomas TuchelCredit: AFP But now Alonso, 30, who started his career at Real Madrid, is hoping for a one-year extension to his stay at Chelsea. He had been looking at a final switch to a Premier League rival, or a return to Serie A where he played for Fiorentina. But the defender's situation at Stamford Bridge has improved dramatically since Tuchel's arrival in January. Alonso only made three appearances this season while Lampard was in charge at Chelsea. He was dropped after Chelsea's 3-3 draw at West Brom in September with this his last match under Lampard. But Lampard's dismissal has marked a complete turnaround for the defender. FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE 2 Most read in FootballLive BlogFOOTIE NEWS...
    THOMAS TUCHEL says he asked Ben Chilwell to ‘trust him’ after dropping the £50million Chelsea star for Marcos Alonso. England left-back Chilwell, 24, was a regular starter under old boss Frank Lampard following his summer switch from Leicester. 3Thomas Tuchel has asked for Ben Chilwell's trust after dropping him from the Chelsea starting XICredit: Rex Features 3Marcos Alonso has become Tuchel's first choice at left-back since his arrivalCredit: Getty Images - Getty However, Alonso, 30 - who last played under Lampard in September - has become Tuchel’s No1 on the flank after some impressive performances in the German’s first few Chelsea games. Alonso is likely to continue ahead of Chilwell for Monday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle. And there are fears that a lack of minutes could damage Chilwell’s Euro chances with England. Tuchel admits the defender is currently behind Alonso in the Chelsea pecking order. But he has called on Chilwell to ‘trust’ the process and insists there will be opportunities for the ace to shine. Tuchel said: “I had a talk with him before spurs and told him...
    CESAR AZPILICUETA scored the first goal of the Thomas Tuchel era before Marcos Alonso blasted home as Chelsea saw off Burnley. The captain bombed forward from right centre-back to latch on to wing-back Callum Hudson-Odoi's pass. 5Cesar Azpilicueta delivered the first goal of Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea reignCredit: Reuters 5Marcos Alonso added a second on 84 minutes to seal all three points for the hostsCredit: AFP or llicensors AFP or Licensors He rifled a blasting strike into the top corner to set the Blues on their way at Stamford Bridge. The finish just before half-time ended the 130-minute wait for Frank Lampard's successor following the 0-0 draw with Wolves on Wednesday. Alonso, brought in from the cold to replace Ben Chilwell at left wing-back, sealed the points in emphatic fashion on 84 minutes. He took the ball down in the box on his chest, took a touch on his thigh and then slammed it past Nick Pope. The victory - a first at home in the Premier League since December 21 - lifted the Blues up to seventh. More to...
    MARCOS ALONSO faces spending the rest of the season on the Chelsea bench while a move fails to materialise. According to reports in Spain, neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid are ready to sign the left-back. 3Marcos Alonso will reportedly not be moving to Spain this monthCredit: Getty Images - Getty Alonso has affinity with both clubs, having come through the Madrid academy to play for the team and follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Marcos Alonso Imaz. And his father, Marcos Alonso Pena, starred for Barcelona during his illustrious career. But, as reported by Mundo Deportivo, neither club is prepared to rescue the Spaniard from his Chelsea purgatory. Real Madrid are not currently in the market for a left-back with Ferland Mendy and Marcelo well embedded, at least until the end of the season. Barcelona would be interested in Alonso but it is said they would first need to loan out left-back Junior Firpo. Although Serie A clubs and West Ham are reportedly monitoring Firpo, there is a lack of movement in completing a deal. Therefore Alonso, 30, will...
    CHELSEA forgotten man Marcos Alonso is reportedly set to join Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window. The left-back has slipped down the pecking order following the arrival of Ben Chilwell and a loan deal between the two clubs is close to being agreed, according to MARCA. 2Marcos Alonso has been frozen out by Frank Lampard since a horror show at West Brom in SeptemberCredit: Eddie Keogh Telegraph Media Group Diego Simeone is eager to strengthen at full-back after Kieran Trippier was handed a 10-week worldwide ban for breaching the Football Association's betting rules. Alonso has been restricted to three appearances in all competitions this term after being frozen out by Frank Lampard. The Spaniard - under contract at Chelsea until 2023 - has not featured since being hauled off at half time in the 3-3 draw at West Brom in September. A fresh start in the Spanish capital awaits Alonso, who will likely be at home in Simeone's five-at-the-back system, which could free Yannick Carrasco to cover on the opposite flank for Trippier. England international Trippier has been a...
    CHELSEA are set to be stuck with unsettled pair Kepa and Marcos Alonso as no serious offers have come in. Alonso, 29, was actively seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge following a bust up with boss Frank Lampard ten days ago. 1Kepa has had a tumultuous time while at ChelseaCredit: PA:Press Association The left-back was carpeted for sloping off to the team bus after being subbed at half time with Chelsea 3-0 down at West Brom. The bust-up, along with the arrival of Ben Chilwell, has left the Spaniard looking for a fresh start. But sealing a deal is proving tough as no club has made a serious move for the defender. Inter Milan, managed by ex-Chelsea boss Antoio Conte, are keen but talks have not progressed. Kepa is another who looks destined for the sidelines with the signing of Edouard Mendy, who kept Chelsea's first clean sheet of the season on his Premier League debut on Saturday. Most read in FootballGossipBELE FULOusmane Dembele 'agrees to join Man Utd as club thrashes out personal terms'Live BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE:...
    CHELSEA made mincemeat of Manchester United as they booked their place in the FA Cup final. Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount and and own-goal from Harry Maguire set the Blues on their way as they ran rings around Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men. 4Olivier Giroud opened the scoring as Chelsea beat Man Utd to reach the FA Cup finalCredit: Reuters The 3-1 win at Wembley laid to rest Chelsea's previous three successive defeats to United. But who was top dog on the field? And did anyone have a stinker? Here, Simon Phillips delivers his Chelsea player ratings... Willy Caballero – 7 It was a very alert performance from Caballero in to replace Kepa tonight. He looked very assured throughout.  CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues news Cesar Azpilicueta – 8 Mr reliable stepped up with a typical consistent performance. The man they call Dave stood up to the plate when needed and perfectly set Olivier Giroud up for the opening goal. Kurt Zouma – 6 Some dodgy moments at the back from Zouma in the first half, but overall he...
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