Opinion: 3 Chelsea players who let down Maurizio Sarri
#2 Marcos Alonso
Having been recruited as one of Antonio Conte’s soldiers, Marcos Alonso was brought in more for his attacking qualities than defensive attributes. In attack, Alonso has been known to be very productive, contributing to 26 goals in 120 PL appearances.
However, as time has gone on, many Chelsea fans have become more aware of how exposed he is at the back, often leaving acres of space behind him. Space that several opposition teams exploited last season.
For half the season, the fans cried out for Emerson to be selected ahead of him and it was only near the third quarter of the season that Sarri finally admitted defeat, gifting Emerson 10 PL appearances.
Alonso let down the manager that had stuck by through all his poor displays. The Spaniard, who subsequently lost his place in the national team, didn’t step up his poor performances to justify his manager’s faith either.Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:40 IST