Marcos Alonso has had to disable comments on his Instagram page after suffering abuses from Chelsea fans since the defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.
Alonso has had two great seasons at Chelsea under former boss Antonio Conte, and the Spaniard also started the season well. But his form has waned since last year, and the 27-year-old has struggled for the Blues.
The Spaniard was left out of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup final squad to face Manchester City on Sunday with Maurizio Sarri preferring Emerson Palmieri who had a good game against the Citizens.
What started Alonso’s abuse was when he showed support for Kepa Arrizabalaga following the incident that took place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Kepa took to Instagram to explain the reason for his actions against City as he apologised to the club, and Alonso showed support for the young goalkeeper by posting the muscle emoji much to the anger of Chelsea fans.
Since then, the fans who have given Alonso the nickname ‘Alon-slow’ have taken to social media to abuse the left-back.
Alonso had to turn off user comments on his Instagram page, and comments no longer appear on the last four of Alonso’s posts.
In his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed why Alonso wasn’t on the bench against Manchester City, with Sarri explaining that Emerson is in better form.
“I didn’t want a left-back on the bench,” Sarri explained.
“It is the same situation with Emerson usually. It depends on the position.”
He also said: “In this moment Emerson is doing very well, so I have to use him.
“It depends on the mental condition, the physical condition. Emerson now is in a very good physical and mental condition.”