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Chelsea defeated Burnley 2-0, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso scoring two great goals to give Chelsea the win. However, It is Alonso’s goal that has been the talking point.
With the game nearing its end, it seemed Chelsea would settle for a 1-0 win, but the 30-year-old Spaniard showed great ball control before hammering a rocket beyond Nick Pope.
A Chelsea fan had reminisced that the goal reminded him of the legendary Didier Drogba, due to the control the Spaniard showed before firing a thunderous shot into the net.
Alonso returned to a familiar left wing-back position, and did a good job, despite having not played in four months.
Explaining his reason for a back three system, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said: “Well if we manage to find a starting eleven that can guarantee us to win 20 in a row we will not change it. But it’s of course very unlikely this will happen.
“We decided very late for the back three and two sixes, because of the impact we expected from Burnley, and they did very, very well. And we made changes offensively just to have different characteristics and give everyone a chance to show up in competition.
“It’s super-hard in selection, or maybe also super-easy because I’m giving everyone the chance to show their abilities.”
Explaining why he dropped Ben Chilwell for Alonso, Tuchel said: “We had a reason, not that we were unhappy with Chilly, absolutely not, but we opted for a bit more size, to cope with the corners from Burnley.
“I know Marcos is used to playing this role, on the left side all alone and he has a good timing for arriving in the box. In the end we are very happy he could score the second goal to finish the game.”