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After the defeat vs Wolverhampton on Wednesday night, Chelsea have fallen 10 points behind Manchester City and the Blues will face Pep Guardiola‘s team on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

For Maurizio Sarri‘s side another defeat can mean the end of their Premier League title’s hopes, even if Marcos Alonso believes, whatever Saturday’s result will be, it’s too early to write Chelsea’s title hopes off.

It’s too early to talk about it, obviously. If we lose we are going to be 13 points from the top and that’s a lot of points but we have to think, prepare for the game well, and not pay attention to the table at the moment”. Alonso told Sky Sports. It is the perfect opportunity to come back. It will be a great game for sure, everyone will be very motivated to play”.

Also, Marcos Alonso explained where Chelsea have to be better if they want to get a good result vs the current Premier League champions: “We have to play more as a team. It’s something we have to analyse, we will try our best to improve as soon as possible,” Alonso added. “We’re not doing very well at the moment. More individually (than) as a team, we have to get better as a collective. We had the chances to win, we were controlling the game and started the second half having a couple of chances. The last few games we were not loyal to our style of play and, even if we did not deserve it, we lose”.

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Sarri conference

During his pre-game press conference, Chelsea‘s manager Maurizio Sarri said Wolverhampton will be a tough opponent tomorrow night for the Blues Premier League match.

I expect a very difficult match. They have technical players, they were unlucky in the last two matches, but it is not easy to play there”. the Italian explained.

Sarri also confirmed every Chelsea player is fit for tomorrow’s game: “I spoke with the doctor ten minutes ago, but we have no injuries at the moment”. Sarri said. “We have a little problem with Kovacic and Alonso in he last match, but they are ready to play. We have one more training session”.

The Blues manager also admitted Ruben Loftus-Cheek is becoming a very important player for Chelsea: “He has played in the Europa League and League Cup, some in the Premier League but not starting”. Sarri explained. “At the moment he is very important for us. He had some problems to understand what I wanted, but he is improving and in the last two matches I have been very happy with him. I want him to stay with me, with us”.

Finally, Maurizio Sarri commented on Azpilicueta‘s new contract and reflected also on Fabregas and David Luiz‘s situations: “He is important for the club, staff and team-mates. I am very happy with the contract” the Italian said about Azpilicueta, while on David Luiz and Fabregas he went on: “I spoke with the club about this one month ago. I know very well it is not easy, but I think we can do a new deal for both. They are very important players for us. It is very difficult to find a centre-back for this level and it is difficult to find a centre-midfielder technical like Fabregas, so I think they have to stay with us. The deal is very difficult for this reason (over 30), the club want a short contract and the players want a long contract, it is difficult for this reason but we can find a solution”.

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Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso (R) celebrates with Chelsea's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge in London on December 26, 2017.

Chelsea have 15 players on international duty, not including (Batshuayi, Aina, Pasalic, Miazga, Omeruo, Angban, Kalas) loanees and youngsters contracted with the club.

Both Blues’ striker Alvaro Morata and wing-back Marcos Alonso have been called back in Spain squad earlier this week. Also goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been named in the 25-man list.

The Chelsea trio will face Mateo Kovacic and Mario Pasalic as Luis Enrique’s men will travel to Croatia for a UEFA Nations League game, before an international friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina at home.

Also Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri will be involved in the European tournament as the Azzuri face Portugal on Saturday. France see Chelsea stars Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante named in the squad list which will take on Netherlands on Friday (UEFA Nations League as well).

Andreas Christensen has a chance to get the promotion with Denmark, while England’s qualifications for the final stage will depend also on Spain result against Croatia. Chelsea duo Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could be involved in the Three Lions’ home games against USA and Croatia.

 

 

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Chelsea have announced wing-back Marcos Alonso has put the pen to paper on a new and improved five-year contract at Stamford Bridge earlier this morning.

The Spaniard, who’s now contracted with the Blues until June 2023, told Chelsea’s official website: “I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world. It’s been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward to more.”

Alonso was among Antonio Conte‘s first signings at the beginning of his Chelsea reign in August 2016 as he joined the future Premier League champions on a £23m move from Fiorentina.

The left-back is enjoying a brilliant start to the season also under new Blues’ manager Maurizio Sarri, who’s already hailed him as a “world-class defender”.

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Chelsea star Ross Barkley played 76 minutes for England in the Three Lions’ massive win against Spain in Seville as the hosts were unbeaten at home since June 2003 against Greece.

A brace scored by Raheem Sterling and a goal from Marcus Rashford in the first half were enough to get a crucial victory and first three points in the competition. England are currently chasing Spain in their group with 4 points from 3 games so far.

Both Paco Alcacer and Sergio Ramos found the net in the second half to reduce the gap, making the game more vivid in the extra-time.

The 25-year-old midfielder played a key role in Gareth Southgate‘s line-up as he inspired the third goal with a good pass through Harry Kane.

Also Marcos Alonso was involved in the game, playing the whole clash on the left wing, while both Cesar Azpilicueta and Kepa Arrizabalaga remained unused subs. Striker Alvaro Morata came off the bench in the second half

Former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, now at Watford, made his England debut close to the end.

 

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Chelsea get the upper hand in their Premier League clash against Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge after completing a massive turnaround with a hat-trick from Eden Hazard and Willian‘s fine shot in the 81st minute.

Maurizio Sarri‘s men conceded an early goal as Bamba put the ball beyond Kepa from a close range, before Olivier Giroud linked-up with Eden Hazard twice to put the Blues in front before halftime.

Blues’ latest signing Mateo Kovacic was forced off the pitch with an alleged leg injury (Ross Barkley replacing him), while Willian came off the bench with 30 minutes left to go, replacing Pedro.

The Brazilian star ensured Chelsea a penalty, which was converted into a goal from Eden Hazard, who’s now the fourth player to score more than one hat-trick in the club’s history. The Blues cruised to a 4-1 win after Willian put the ball past Etheridge with a curled effort.

Maurizio Sarri joins Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola and Craig Shakespeare in the list of the managers who managed to win their opening five games in Premier League.

 

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Good news for Chelsea players who are with their national teams during this international break.

Blues’ winger Willian replaced Douglas Costa early in the second half in Brazil‘s win 5-0 vs El Salvador. Willian himself almost scored few minutes after coming on the pitch.

Chelsea’s defender Cesar Azpilicueta played the last 15 minutes in Spain‘s large win (6-0) over Croatia in the Nations League. Chelsea and Croatian midfielder Kovacic played the whole game while Marcos Alonso and striker Alvaro Morata sit on the bench for the entire 90 minutes.

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Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso featured for Spain in their away victory at Wembley last time out.

Goals from Saul and Rodrigo were crucial as Luis Enrique‘s men came from behind to respond to Marcus Rashford’s early opener. Alonso was replaced in the second half as Thiago Alcantara replaced the Chelsea starlet.

Also Blues’ defender Cesar Azpilicueta showed on Twitter his support towards Manchester United’s Luke Shaw, who suffered a brutal head injury during the game. Azpilicueta was an unused sub in the game.

 

 

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Spurs winger Lucas Moura won Premier League Player of the Month award for August.

Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso was among the nominees as well along with Liverpool star Sadio Mane, Cardiff City keeper Neil Etheridge, Man City’s Benjamin Mendy,  Watford’s Roberto Pereyra and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

Lucas, who could train for the full pre-season , has been a revelation for Tottenham so far and shone in the absence of Son Heung-min, who was in Indonesia for the Asian Games with his national team, South Korea, who won the competition.

The former PSG started all three of Tottenham’s games in August — scoring his first Premier League goal in a 3-1 win over Fulham before bagging two in a 3-0 victory at Manchester United.

A big disappointment for Chelsea Alonso, who was really important for his side in these first games of the new campaign: he was always among the best men on the pitch and scored late winners against Arsenal and Newcastle.

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Marcos Alonso dismissed rumours of a potential return to Spain by saying he is “very happy” at Chelsea.

The left-back was linked with a potential move to former club Real Madrid in August, but he has said he never considered leaving Stamford Bridge:

“I never saw myself outside Chelsea this summer,” he said to AS.

“I am very happy there, I have three years left on my contract and my idea has always been to stay. In England, I feel very well known, not only by Chelsea fans, but also other teams.” 

The Spaniard was one of the best Chelsea men in this positive start of the season and was decisive in most of the games, scoring last minute winners both against Arsenal and Newcastle.

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