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Stooperz

Great finish. Alonso already on vacation


txrant

His head's already at the Spotify Camp Nou


DreamBigLikeDad

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5yue8haogaoqi

half of the squad is on vacation since the madrid game


jugglingstring

Alonso mate this is a football match you are expected to run


DanStFella

Come on he's been absolutely busting a gut for over 5 minutes. Not like he's a professional athlete or anything!


Acceptable-Lemon-748

Can we get Lukaku in here with confirmation of Alonsos running stats?


lunacraz

every defender looks at him lmao


aclurk

Alonso just out for a jog


Rayser1

He actively ran away from the ball lol


Abernsleone92

I think he thought Rudiger was going to challenge the through ball so he was opening up to be an option Still a poor decision though


Tahapatel

Yeah looks bad in hindsight of the goal but u could see why he was making the run


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KRS_281

This account is a bot. Edit: if you want to see what these bots do, you can go to his account and click on the post with the Ukraine shirt. A second bot (one that also commented in this thread) responds with a compliment on the shirt and asks where to find it, then a third bot provides a link which I didn’t click, but it’s probably a scam.


Kaljapallo

Jogging to Barcelona


OweKeyDoughKey

Most Marcos Alonso thing in the fucking world to be this complacent defensively and then score a goal 30 minutes later lmfao


ZealousidealFox4

Hahaha have my upvote


BILLY2SAM

>Alonso just out for a jog I don't think Barca have any idea what they are getting in him and Azpi, both are physically shot to pieces, back ups or otherwise


luh_shmunky

even though Azpilicueta is slow, he at least puts an effort. Alonso seems to only enjoy attacking


Hero_Select

It's all they can afford


305_EZ

Gave up 3 times on the play. Just trying to live up to the sponsor


Jozif_Badmon

Heard he lost his license


Cowdude179

Good thing Barca's taking him next season, even Maatsen is better than him


404randomguy404

That ball from Kasper tho


Macnewman

Sprayed it


simwe985

For once in his career, love it.


Mxurn

Alonso amigo, you aren‘t at Barca just yet


NotClayMerritt

God it's going to be amazing seeing their fans complain about him next season. He will quit on them the minute Xavi benches him for poor performances. Just like he's done with us numerous times.


Mxurn

Man spent six years with us and pretty much went on a full sweep trophywise, how he did it I can‘t comprehend, but we gotta give it to him lol


Hour-of-the-Wolf

He’s a great squad player - let’s not pretend he hasn’t played his part in everything we won. He’s just been over featured this year cuz of Ben’s absence.


Mxurn

He isn‘t a great squad player if you play anything else than a 3-4-3 Conte Style. The man lives off the odd goal he grabs here and there and per which he will be at fault for conceding three ourselves. Blatantly shit player, idc. Edit: THIS is exactly what I was trying to say, gonna be a MOTM contender now because he hit a volley


Hour-of-the-Wolf

Mans just drawn the game up as I was typing my reply and then I realised there’s no point in trying to change your mind at this stage lol


Mxurn

Yeah I mean I‘m already getting downvoted because the obvious thing happened, people tend to forget the liability he is just because he scores the odd goal. It‘s whatever I guess.


Hour-of-the-Wolf

Can you give me three examples of errors he’s made leading to goals? [transfermarkt has him at 1 which doesn’t seem right.](https://www.premierleague.com/players/4093/Marcos-Alonso/stats)


fitz_y

the model for errors leading to goals accounts only for misplaced passes... **WATCH** their goal tonight, the majority of fault is on him.


Mxurn

Quite clearly can‘t remember the instances mate, got me on that one. Doesn‘t change the fact that his defending has been woeful for years, just can‘t tell me that this bloke is the standard Chelsea should have.


teems

He's more clinical than strikers in the box.


Mxurn

It‘s not his job as a left back to be more clinical than our strikers though, it‘s his job to actually run back and try to defend :)


deadlyghost12

he is going to be a bench player only, occasionally playing to rest alba


Mxurn

Can‘t wait until your fans eat him alive. Nothing player.


dragon8811

Well that was a good finish here. Soft defending i can’t lie


master_scale_tipper

Maddison should really be more in the discussion about being in the England squad than I think he is. He’s having a pretty great season after a dreadfully slow start.


try-D

Thats 28 G/A in all comps now Only Mount has better numbers with 29


shagssheep

And that’s the problem his competitors are really strong you’ve got Mount and foden who are both also proven on the wing which massively helps them. He’s a very good player who should definitely get a go in the nations league but he’s got some strong competition


try-D

> his competitors are really strong Well, no, its only Mount whos put up better numbers this season than Maddison. Maddison has improved on everything he's been criticized for in the past. He's able to play RW for us as well as CM in a 433, he's not had a bad game since this run of form started in November. Dont know what more he can do


royaldocks

Id have him over Mount for England Even though I rate Mount higher than Maddison I dont think I have ever seen Mount play good for England. Seems like Southgate doesn't know how to use him for his system.


MrSantaClause

Should be Maddison and Mount over Foden.


SteinerElMagnifico42

Chelsea fans downvoting this lol. There’s not a single performance in the 3 lions that Mount has stood out in. One of the biggest passengers


rdemas

Southgate not knowing how to use players is the English team.


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try-D

Well he didnt pull a sicky, the FA decided he was too sick to travel and they feared he'd infect teammates so he was told to stay home. What's it matter what he does in his time off?


try-D

Nothing to see here Gareth


Chiswell123

What a finish


Orri

GOOD Goal - hope winning Player of the season gives him more confidence and he score more goal


pisspoordecisions

Hope he finally gets a fucking chance in the England squad


BreakingPixel

Commentator just said he has 17 goals and 11 assists this season, fantastic numbers


TrueBlue98

thats a great season holy shit and he's not getting a sniff in at England ridiculous


lolpam123

not really ridiculous when he's competing with mount and foden. don't think southgate is impressed with his attitude either


try-D

Maddisons attitude has been nothing but class for well over 3 years now. That casino story gets blown out of proportion and misrepresented all the time. Same with the reports about his knob-ish attitude in his Coventry and Norwich days. He's matured since joining us.


JustTheAverageJoe

Yeah he goes to a casino after being told he's too sick, meanwhile Foden's breaking covid protocols with a rapist and nobody bat's an eye.


Guggex8

And he's a family man now😎 Papa Madders!


TrueBlue98

Honestly as a Chelsea fan I love Mase to bits but he should be a guaranteed starter with maddison in that sort of form


pisspoordecisions

Yeah, he started the season a bit rough but he’s clearly been the best player in the team by a huge margin


callthewambulance

Fucking hell Maddison has 17 this season? I had no idea but that's amazing.


HughJarse8

Bloke could literally win the ballon d’Or and he still wouldn’t be picked for England.


-sodapop

He's the most prolific English midfielder this year across all competitions, it's going to be harsh when he doesn't even get a look in


fskari

I love counter-attacks


BreakingPixel

Maddison has been criminally overlooked this season; has recorded fantastic numbers


B_e_l_l_

Looking forward to hearing Southgates reason for not picking him. Been the best performing Englishman in 2022 that isnt called Kane.


rdemas

Put respect on Tomori's name


BrutalBoi

Oh for duck sakes


Fairlytallguy

Love that crowd being amused by the back pass and then realise that the Chelsea defense got split in half with the pass from Schmeichel


evenout

What are the chances that Chelsea lose today and lose vs Watford? Gotta be like 2% chance, right?


qwertyuioplnf

55% you can have third mate


evenout

You guys should comfortably beat Watford at home, no? they’re terrible


NijjioN

Anything can happen in our current form and people in summer mindset.


tnweevnetsy

They regularly get a thrashing from a relegation tier team every season and I don't think it's happened yet this time?


evenout

Brentford beat them 4-1 not too long ago, they were relegation bound before Eriksen came in.


tnweevnetsy

Ah fuck. Well no blowout, pray for a dodgy 1-0. Though I suppose you lot won't be too torn up no matter what happens


i_resent_this

Brentford beat them 4-1


I_Jump

Alonso?


yagersports

Great finish from the founding father


zachthatguy

Alonso what are you doing


scgavin

Alonso 😂


Rayser1

Well fuck me. Crazy good strike. First attack too lol


DoinWhale

Enjoy him, Barca!


Likeabhas

Alonso embodying both Defenders FC and Charity FC.


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Southgate still won’t touch him lol.


Yoona1987

It’s unfortunate that Maddison is playing when England have a lot of attacking MF, he’s would have a handful of caps by now.


jonboyjon1990

Most goal contributions of all English midfielders since his PL debut and doesn’t get in!


pisspoordecisions

He’s better than most of them, just doesn’t play for a big team


Yoona1987

That’s obviously not the reason since Chillwell and Maguire were starters when they were at Leicester. Rice plays for West Ham, Philips plays for Leeds, Pickford plays for Everton and was playing for Sunderland when he was capped. It’s like Villa fans saying Grealish didn’t get capped because he doesn’t play for a big team and forget that Mings was playing.


try-D

17 goals and 11 assists with 0 pens. What more does he need to do lmao. Barnes is a bit too inconsistent but look at the English winger options. Only Sterling and Bowen have had good seasons. Sancho, Grealish, Rashford have all underperformed.


pisspoordecisions

Yeah I’d argue Barnes probably would have had an outside shot for the Euros last year before he did his knee in. He’s been kinda inconsistent this year though


pisspoordecisions

Different positions with different depth. Name a CB or GK who was regularly starting for the big 6 before Maguire was sold. But you don’t find it annoying that Grealish is suddenly always in the England squad now that he plays for City? Chillys fair I suppose


Yoona1987

Yeah it’s a depth thing rather then not liking a player because he’s against smaller clubs. And Grealish was playing when he was still at Villa and Grealish still doesn’t start games even though he’s at City.


pisspoordecisions

He was a fringe player for the team before moving to city


Yoona1987

Still is.


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freshmeat2020

He's been in great form for months now. He's got 28 G+A this season after a shit start where he came out and said he's struggled for confidence, presumably because of his constant injuries over the last couple years.


Brokendoorstop

Can’t believe not one person has mentioned Mendy being beaten near post from outside the area… that man is a fraud!


PuppyPenetrator

He’s been in dreadful form for months now


Brokendoorstop

I hate to tell you this, he is a dreadful keeper protected only by your defence. He has real issues.


PuppyPenetrator

Lol chill He was in great form most of 2021, actually was the one bailing out our defence at the start of this season. We had a cushion at the top despite performing considerably worse than City and Liverpool in underlying metrics, largely thanks to him playing out of his mind. I definitely agree that he’s been overrated because his bad form has gone under the radar, but that doesn’t suddenly negate that there’s clearly a good keeper in there and you must not have watched him very much to not recognize that. Is he world class? Definitely not, despite that being a reasonably popular opinion at one point. But he is not just protected by our defence, he’s earned his way to a CL qualifying club level at minimum


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It's gone pretty far under the radar. Shocking he didn't save that. He's not a fraud, he is just horribly out of form. Mostly mentally imo. But there's ajways been a field player bias in footy. Not many know anything about or have any experience in goal. So it's easy to see the "good shot" and miss what the gk didn't do well. Another day that shot is saved unspectacularly and the shot is forgotten as an average effort on target. Generally speaking, less than 10 percent of people who play football have played in goal. I bet maybe half the people on this sub have played football as its American dominated. So probably, maybe, and I'd guess at most, 5 percent of people on this sub gave ever been on the receiving end of a shot like that. It's savable. It's slightly harder than bread and butter really.


Brokendoorstop

I’m annoyed that I can’t respond to the deleted guy to tell him I am a keeper and yeah I know what he should be doing.


NeroIscariot12

Well. At least I'm getting points in FPL lmao


DreamBigLikeDad

Alonso already on the beach in Barcelona


LegacyRL15

the stands are looking pretty empty on the home side 0_0


mister_dupont

If Chelsea lose, our losses will hurt even more.


Stannis_Stark

Alonso does not care at all


CirculatoryOverload

Alonso needs to fuck right off this summer. Also lately I’m not so happy with Mendys goal keeping.


WorthPlease

That's a hell of a goal kick


efranklin13

Marcos Alonso please go to Barca


lorddookufan

No match thread?


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J4n_4

Dont jinx 5th mate. You know what happened when arsenal said that


HNKS88

Barca can’t take alonso quick enough. The guy is fucking wank


CirculatoryOverload

Man, I miss Hazard. As much as I admire Pulisic, he’s too afraid taking them on one-on-one.


NotClayMerritt

Thiago Silva has looked his age for about two and a half months now. He's been genuinely woeful most games. You can rightfully talk about Alonso but I'm tired of dancing around not criticizing about Thiago Silva just because he's a great guy. This is soft defending from Thiago here. Maddison gets past him far too easy.


AstronautRadiant8586

People compared Maddison with Odegaard lol


Oumashu345

Compared? I remember when lcfc twitter made that Maddison vs oddegard comparison tweet. Your fanbase was seething so much you'd think they had compared Mason Mount with fucking Messi or something.


try-D

Well its fair to say theres no comparison to be had Maddison is well clear of him this season


Brashmate

What’s that supposed to mean?


BI01

jfc, no1 was going to buy maddison for 80m


zb2929

Enjoy Alonso, Barcelona!


PaoloMustafini

Alonso daydreaming about his vacation in a few days.


Big_man03

Totally against the run of play. Classic.


ugallu

That's 100% on Alonso. Crazy good shot though.


Edirol1018

Alonso with bricks for boots


gopackgo555

What a shot.


Meecs18

He’s had an excellent season


flumoxeded

What is going on with peacocks coverage??? Commercials during the game??


MolicOnePGR

That was a rocket.


Mriallen

Slightly off topic - Anyone watching on Peacock. I only watch ads and game every 10 seconds after 30 seconds of ad. so annoying


TerriblyOrange

On today of all days I’m far too happy to be overly bothered by this


jarlster

How about that scream


FL8_JT26

Not a massive blunder or anything but Mendy hasn't made a surprising save since the league cup final vs Liverpool. It's annoying that any decent strike is a goal at the minute; Alisson makes an unexpected save almost every game, that's the quality of keeper we should be striving for.


abellwillring

Helluva ball by Schmeichel too. Whew.


diredier

What's the difference between a great goal and a great finish?


Cowdude179

Maddison and Neves in one team, just outside the box bangers


Superjunker1000

Thiago?


Ulldellull

Soft from Mendy


Quab775

Chelsea lol


newinvestor0908

Chelsea ripped apart


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Oumashu345

It will be impressive if after all this we still end up eight.