The career of Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso could be over after he was handed a furious dressing down in front of his team-mates by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, according to The Athletic.
Lampard was angry with the left-back after he tried to watch the second half of the game at West Brom on the team coach rather than with the rest of the substitutes.
Alonso was at fault for two of West Brom’s goals in a defensive disaster for Chelsea in the opening 45 minutes that left the Blues 3-0 down at the break.
Lampard substituted Alonso and Mateo Kovacic at halftime but while Kovacic took his place among the Chelsea substitutes to watch proceedings in the second half as normal, it is understood Alonso went to the team coach after taking a shower.
The Athletic described Lampard as being very angry as he lambasted Alonso for his actions in front of stunned team-mates.
Lampard made a point of saying how while the side had shown great togetherness, determination and character to fight back from three goals down to earn a point, Alonso had shown he wasn’t bothered about the team and that he made the situation all about him.
A source told The Athletic: “The players were saying they have never seen the manager like this. It kicked off after the game and he was going mad at Alonso. Some were talking about how they’d be surprised if he plays for Chelsea ever again.”