Chelsea’s rise back to the top of English football this season has a lot to do not only with their new manager, but also to their summer signings of 2016. The likes of David Luiz and N’Golo Kante have received a ton of praise from fans and pundits alike. However, the same can’t be said about Marcos Alonso.
It took him a while to settle in, but the former Fiorentina man is now a regular in what is likely to be a title-winning Chelsea squad. Despite that, there remain a few who are sceptical about him; he is still criticised for a lack of pace or a supposed inability to defend by many, including Chelsea fans.
However, his importance to the style of football that the Blues employ was highlighted by a stat doing the rounds online.
Whenever the Spaniard has started this season in the league, Chelsea have scored 74 out of a potential 84 points, which serves to highlight just how underrated he really is.
See the amazing stat showcasing Alonso’s importance and how Chelsea could have accumulated 100 points this season below:
Chelsea have taken 74 out of a possible 84 PL points when Marcos Alonso has started. That’s 100 point-a-season form.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) May 11, 2017