When Frank Lampard arrived this summer, he made it very clear that every position was up for grabs, and he wasn’t going to let the past affect his decisions. So far, that’s definitely been the case.
Players like David Luiz were sold, and others, like Marcos Alonso, have been phased out.
Alonso was a key player for three seasons, but if you read between the lines of Lampard’s latest comments on the Spaniard, it seems his time is up. He had a good run in the team recently with Emerson Palmieri injured, but the end of that spell was a horror show in the first half against Ajax, and the former Bolton Wanderers man hasn’t been seen since.
Lampard told me that Alonso isn't injured and he has just been left out for the passed month. "A tough part of his job." Interesting situation there. #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) December 3, 2019
Today Lampard admitted that Alonso isn’t injured, meaning he’s only been excluded for tactical reasons. Emerson has been back in, and even more surprisingly we’ve seen Cesar Azpilicueta at left back again, with Reece James playing on the right.
Whatever the order shakes out to be in the next month or two, it’s hard to see Alonso returning to be first choice. His time at Stamford Bridge may well be up, unless things change drastically.