Confirmed: Marcos Alonso is Premier League’s best scoring defender

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Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is the Premier League’s best scoring defender since the start of the 2016/17 season.

Having found the back of the net on 19 occasions since his Chelsea arrival, Alonso closest competitors in terms of posing a goalscoring threat are the Dutch trio of Patrick van Aanholt (16), Nathan Ake (12) and Virgil van Dijk (11).

Alonso’s latest Chelsea goal came in the 2-0 victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard is back to his best since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea boss, after being close to leaving the club during the era of Frank Lampard as Chelsea boss.

Ben Chilwell, who joined from Leicester City in the summer for £50million, has now lost his place in the starting XI to Alonso.

Alonso or Chilwell, who should be Chelsea’s first-choice left wing-back?

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