Since the switch to a 3-4-3 system, Marcos Alonso has started and played every league game in the left wing-back role for Chelsea.
There has been zero to no competition for his spot, and we have to give due credit to the Spaniard who has given a good account of himself. He even played with his heart when he was suffering from a knee injury.
However, Chelsea will play in Europe next season, and we’d definitely need a bigger team with more competition.
Reports claim Chelsea are weighing up a transfer move for Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri, to provide competition for Alonso’s position next season.
According to the Daily Mail, Antonio Conte is personally looking into bringing the young Brazilian to Stamford Bridge ahead of the summer transfer window.
Emerson only joined Roma permanently back in December but the 22-year-old defender has greatly impressed under Luciano Spalletti in the Serie A this season.
The Brazilian has made the left-back spot his own at the Stadio Olimpico, since Lucas Digne’s £13.8million move to Barcelona last summer.