Maurizio Sarri has hailed Marcos Alsonso as the best left-back in the world

The Spaniard was again impressive against Bournemouth 

Marcos Alonso joined Chelsea from Florentina for a reported fee of £24 million in 2016 and since then has been a revelation for the club. He has contributed 13 goals and 7 assists in 76 appearances, which is a very impressive record for a left-back.

The Spain International is an integral part of the Blues and has been labelled as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League. He has tasted success with the club, winning a Premier League title and FA Cup.

The 27 year old featured regularly for the Premier League giants last season, scoring 7 goals and assisting 2 in 33 league appearances. No doubt he was one of the stand out players in an underachieving campaign.

He was linked with an exit this summer with his former club Real Madrid were reportedly interested in signing him. But new manager Maurizio Sarri had no intention of selling him this summer.

The Spaniard has started in all the Premier League fixtures so far with the London Outfit winning all the 4 matches. He has been very impressive, scoring 2 and providing 5 assists.

The player was one of the stand out players against Bournemouth as he caused problems from the left flank and assisting Eden Hazard to seal the victory.

Maurizio has hailed him as the best left-back in Europe but still wants him to improve his defensive abilities.

“Alonso, at the moment, [in] this position at left-back is maybe the best in Europe,” The 59 year old said as quoted by The Independent. “Physical qualities at a top level, I think. He’s doing very well in the offensive phase. But I also think he can improve in the defensive phase. If he improves that, he could be the best left-back in the world.”

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