Ex-Chelsea winger Clive Walker, who has been a radio and TV commentator for Chelsea throughout the season, admits Marcos Alonso’s goal was a great goal that came at a perfect time for Chelsea in our 3-1 win against Bournemouth.
“It was nip and tuck in those early stages after the break because the next goal was obviously going to be extremely important. Thankfully it was us who got it, with Marcos Alonso scoring a sublime free-kick,” Walker wrote in Chelsea’s official website.
“If I remember rightly, when he hit the crossbar with one of his free-kicks earlier this season, the goalkeeper was rooted to the spot, as Artur Boruc was on this occasion.
“Whether that is down to disguise, the keeper not seeing the situation right or just sheer quality is up for debate, but it was a great finish by Alonso.
“He didn’t try to leather it, it was all about positioning and even if the keeper had moved, I don’t think he was getting anywhere near it. Not only was it a great goal, it came at the perfect time to calm things down and see us through.
“I thought Alonso had a good game and, as well as his defensive duties, he linked up well going forward.”
Walker also revealed he was happy to see Victor Moses back for Chelsea after the right wing-back missed the last two games due to injury.
“It was also great to see Victor Moses back in the other wing-back position after he missed our last two games through injury,” Walker added.
“I thought he made a difference and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet himself in the second half.
“The two of them have been so important ever since the manager switched formation and they certainly had a big impact on proceedings against Bournemouth.”