Chelsea fans pointed the finger at one man in particular after Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal the lead at the Emirates this evening, and there’s no prizes for guessing who.
Alexandre Lacazette proved that having a world-class striker through the middle really does make all the difference. After some smart footwork in the Chelsea penalty area, he shifted the ball onto his right-foot and fired home emphatically into the back of Kepa’s net.
Though the main reason that we conceded the goal was as a result of Lacazette’s brilliance, it was poor defending from the Blues, and from one man in particular – Marcos Alonso. He didn’t do enough to deny the Frenchman engineering himself space to shoot.
Alonso is your classic example of a failed winger who was converted to a wing-back. He’s now being used as an archetypal full-back Maurizio Sarri, which isn’t working, seeing as he struggles in the defensive phase (and proved it once again this evening).
Chelsea fans, who don’t need an excuse to criticise Alonso at the best of times, took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at another showing of the Spaniard’s flimsy defensive ability. Here’s how a handful of them reacted to the incident. Is this harsh, Blues?
Marcos Alonso and defending. Yet again proving to be two words that don’t go in the same sentence.
Whether that be him defending a goal or anyone defending Alonso’s terrible performances.
— Ayden (@AddictedToCFC) January 19, 2019
This is absolute bullshit. We’re defending like a pub team! Alonso moving like an 85 year old! #ARSCHE
— Younes H-Hamou (@youneshh) January 19, 2019
Alonso costing us another goal… how much longer will he get away with this?
— Luca (@EICrisco) January 19, 2019
Honestly who’s idea was it to bring in Alonso into this football club, I just want to talk.
Consistently shit in every single game he plays, I’m tired.
— Mod (@CFCMod_) January 19, 2019
Alonso makes mistakes after mistakes and still starts. Sarri is so stubborn ffs. This will get him sacked.
— Mateo (@KlassyKovacic) January 19, 2019
Watcing Alonso defend is embarrassing #ARSCHE
— Captain Obvious (@Kewl_maahn) January 19, 2019