Chelsea legend explains the reason for Marcos Alonso’s celebration

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Chelsea defeated Burnley 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with the Blues dominating the game for the entire 90 minutes.

Marcos Alonso who had limited playing time under former boss Frank Lampard, was back in the goals against Sean Dyche’s side.

After a massive strike with his left foot to seal the win for Chelsea, Alonso kissed his Chelsea badge and was in no time surrounded by his teammates who all seemed happy for him.

Explaining the reason for the celebration, Blues hero Pat Nevin wrote in his column on the official Chelsea website: “The new manager will have also been delighted that two of his biggest decisions, to play Cesar and Marcos Alonso, paid off so handsomely and so obviously with the two goals.

“It was particularly interesting to watch the reaction of the team towards Marcos after he scored the cracker that wrapped up the points. He was immediately surrounded by just about every member of the team.

“Now it is not worth hiding the fact that he was pretty close to persona non grata for a large part of the season, so some may think that the show of affection was aimed elsewhere. I suspect you would be wrong in that assumption.

“In every club players go in and out of favour with the managers, it is part of life and more often than not the rest of the team do not take sides because they have their own work to be concentrating on.

“However, when their mate is back in the fold, the welcome is honest and heartfelt, and aimed specifically at him, no one else.

“It is great to see Marcos back in contention, especially with Spurs coming up in a couple of days, I am sure he particularly likes playing them with his impressive scoring record against the Lilywhites.”

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1 Comment on "Chelsea legend explains the reason for Marcos Alonso’s celebration"

  1. Thank God for Alonso and a big shame to frank lampard. God foes not abandon some one with good heart. Once again shame to frank lampard. Roy from Nigeria.

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