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Gillette Mach 3 Best Defender of the Week: Wing-back Marcos Alonso on the scoresheet again

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Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso opened the scoring before goals from Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas sealed victory for Chelsea over Arsenal.

Chelsea extended their lead at the Premier League summit with a dominant 3-1 win over title rivals Arsenal.

Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 13th-minute lead, heading home the rebound when Diego Costa’s header looped up off the crossbar.

Costa planted a header from Pedro’s excellent right-wing cross against the crossbar and, with Cech peeling himself off the turf, an onrushing Alonso emphatically beat the stationary Bellerin to the rebound.

The wing-back’s robust challenge on Bellerin that allowed him to score drew post-match rancour.

Arsene Wenger labelled the challenge as “100 per cent a foul” and “dangerous play”, although his opposite number believes such challenges are part and parcel of the game in England’s top flight.

Asked whether Alonso impinged upon the laws of the game, Conte replied: “In England, never. No.”

The Chelsea defender insists he never meant to harm his fellow Spaniard.
Alonso also believes that he did no more than compete for a loose ball.

He told the club’s official website: “I jumped a bit higher and got to the ball first, I didn’t even see him coming so I don’t think it’s a free-kick.

“I feel sorry for him, he’s a good friend but I didn’t see him. I hope he’s ok.”

Alonso helped to put Chelsea on their way to a comfortable success, with the Blues nine points clear of the chasing pack in the battle to secure the Premier League title.

“We’re enjoying a good run. Three points against a direct opponent is like six points,” said the Spaniard.

“It was good to score another goal and with the point we got on Tuesday it’s been a very good week for us.”

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