Profile: Marcos Alonso
Chelsea great Nevin: Impossible to ignore Marcos Alonso
Pat Nevin highlighted the contribution of Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso on the weekend. The Spaniard scored a double in the 3-0 win at Leicester City in what was his most decorated performance since joining the Blues from Fiorentina in the summer.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has insisted that Diego Costa was left out of the Leicester City game due to a back injury rather than a training dispute.
Premier League leaders Chelsea will have to cope without Diego Costa when they make the visit to Leicester City on Saturday evening.
Premier League leaders Chelsea are reportedly keen on securing a winter deal for Koln full-back Jonas Hector.
Chelsea will look to clinch a record 14th straight league win when they make the visit to North London to face Tottenham Hotspur.
Premier League leaders Chelsea are being tipped to beat Arsenal in the race to sign Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez this month.
Spanish giants Atletico Madrid have joined Chelsea in the pursuit of Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam. The Algeria international has been a regular for the Naples outfit in recent seasons.
In the weekend's early kick-off, Chelsea welcomed champions Leicester to Stamford Bridge. After an eventful week for Antonio Conte, it was time for his side to bounce back and show why they can be real title challengers. Chelsea steamrolled the first half, playing an attractive style of football, and managed to limit a more lively Leicester in the second half. This was as a result of their 3421 formation, and the fluidity at which it was played.
Barcelona are prepared to lodge a formal offer for Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen. The Dane is currently in the second year of his temporary contract at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Chelsea have been tipped to secure the services of Stefan di Vrij when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. The Netherlands international is expected to pen a fresh contract at Lazio, but this will not deter the Blues' pursuit of his services.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has added Mateo Musachhio to the winter shortlist as he bids to add a new centre-back to his squad. The Argentine was linked with the likes of Barcelona and Arsenal in the summer.
Chelsea will reignite their pursuit for AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli this winter with Antonio Conte keen on bolstering his fragile backline.
Chelsea will look to test Burnley's resolve with a £25m bid for Michael Keane in the January transfer window. The former Manchester United graduate has evolved into a key player for the Clarets in recent seasons.
Serie A side Lazio will look to fend off interest from Chelsea this winter after they placed a £50m valuation on Stefan di Vrij. The Netherlands international had been one among the top targets for the Blues last summer.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is open to offloading Branislav Ivanovic when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. Cesar Azpilicueta is likely to be handed his preferred right-back position with summer signing Marcos Alonso occupying the left side of defence.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could turn to former Juventus defender Martín Cáceres this month as he remains focused on bolstering his defence.
Napoli rejected a €50 million offer for Senegal international defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer from Chelsea, according to reports.
Chelsea have landed the services of Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso for a reported fee of £23m. The Spaniard is likely to play back-up to Cesar Azpilicueta for the left-back role.
Chelsea have agreed personal terms with three players from Serie A, according to reports in Italy.
Chelsea have had a bid of €27 million accepted by Fiorentina for Spanish full-back Marcos Alonso, according to reports in Italy.
Chelsea are reported to have reached an agreement to sign Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso. The 25-year-old has been earmarked as the ideal back-up to Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back.