Jamie Carragher lavishes praise on ‘outstanding’ Chelsea star

Jamie Carragher heaps praise on Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso following his strong start in England

jamie carragher
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher Photo: Sky Sports

Jamie Carragher has heaped praise on Marcos Alonso following his strong start to life in the Premier League with Chelsea.

The full-back arrived at Stamford Bridge in last summer’s transfer window and he played a key role in helping Chelsea win the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first campaign at the club.

Alonso has been a regular fixture in the first team at Chelsea this season, scoring two goals in seven Premier League games so far this term.

And Liverpool legend Carragher has been extremely impressed by the impact Alonso has had at Stamford Bridge since his arrival at the club.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Carragher said: “I think he has been outstanding in the 12 months he has been here.

“He has a superb defensive record with Chelsea and he scores goals.”

Alonso will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action after the international break on Saturday with a trip to Crystal Palace.

The west London side are aiming to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Manchester City before the international break.

Chelsea are currently fourth in the table and six points behind leaders Manchester City after seven games of the new campaign.

The Blues have kicked off their Champions League campaign in style, beating Qarabag and Atletico Madrid in their first two games.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gabriel Jesus
Mikel Arteta delivers Arsenal injury update on Gabriel Jesus
Erik ten Hag
Chris Sutton explains his Man United v Reading prediction
Gabriel Martinelli (Photo: Arsenal Media / YouTube)
Gabriel Martinelli comments on Arsenal move to sign Leandro Trossard
Pep Guardiola
Chris Sutton explains his Man City v Arsenal FA Cup prediction
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gabriel Jesus
Mikel Arteta delivers Arsenal injury update on Gabriel Jesus
Erik ten Hag
Chris Sutton explains his Man United v Reading prediction
Gabriel Martinelli (Photo: Arsenal Media / YouTube)
Gabriel Martinelli comments on Arsenal move to sign Leandro Trossard
Pep Guardiola
Chris Sutton explains his Man City v Arsenal FA Cup prediction
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature