Graeme Souness hails Chelsea player after 1-0 win over West Ham

Graeme Souness was really impressed with Chelsea player Marcos Alonso’s performance against West Ham today.

Chelsea, who had lost their previous three home matches at Stamford Bridge, secured a well-deserved 1-0 win over West Ham.

It was a contest that lacked drama for the big stages, but it came to life in the final 10 minutes.

First, Jorginho had his penalty saved after Craig Dawson was sent off for a foul on Romelu Lukaku in the box.

However, Christian Pulisic scored a late 90th-minute winner to secure three important points to secure third place in the Premier League table.

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Pundit Souness believes Alonso, whose cross assisted Pulisic’s goal, stood out positively with his performance at Bridge.

“Great athleticism from Alonso. He does that all day. When he arrives he usually delivers,” Souness told Sky Sports’ Main Event channel (3.55pm, April 24).

Sky Sports co-commentator Gary Neville was also impressed with what he saw of Alonso in the weekend’s London derby.

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Alonso can lose bad performances at times, but overall he’s a great member of the Blues squad.

He has been a vital figure for the team with 40 appearances this season in all competitions, including three goals and five assists from left-back.

There has been an additional responsibility on his shoulders due to the long-term injury Ben Chilwell suffered in November. He did very well overall, though.

The £24million full-back showed against West Ham what he can contribute in an attacking sense.

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Sports journalist who graduated from the University of Staffordshire in 2016 and Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related to England.

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