Why mixed feelings over Marcos Alonso show how peculiar modern football fandom is

Marcos Alonso has just signed a new deal with Chelsea, which will keep him at the club until 2023 if he stays till its end.

“We’re going to Stamford Bridge to play for a draw” – Manchester United afraid of Blues as tables turn in great rivalry once again.

Chelsea face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge tomorrow at lunchtime, and as always for a big game we wanted some information from the other side, so we got Dale O'Donnell to answer a few questions for us about how the Red Devils come into this game.

Ten reasons that Chelsea have waited until now to start negotiating Eden Hazard’s contract

Kristof Terreur is about as well connected as you can get - certainly as well connected as you'd want to be - when it comes to Belgian players in the Premier League.

The goals flow for Eden Hazard and the stats show why

In 2011/2012, the season before he came to Chelsea, Eden Hazard scored 20 goals and picked up 16 assists in Ligue 1 for Lille. He has never come close to that total since.

3 Negatives from Chelsea’s painful Liverpool draw

Chelsea came within minutes of beating Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, before a late Daniel Sturridge equaliser made it a point each. It was a good performance, but there were still major areas for Maurizo Sarri to look at. Here are our three negatives from the game:

3 Positives from Chelsea’s impressive draw with Livepool

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, a result that felt worse than it was because of the way we conceded a late equaliser. Here are the biggest positives to take from that fixture:

Classy Luiz excels in possession as Chelsea beat Bournemouth

David Luiz has had his critics in recent weeks, and the very obvious way he was caught out by Newcastle last week meant he had to deal with a week or debates about whether he should be starting for Chelsea at the moment.

Tammy Abraham should roll the dice on European adventure rather than stagnating in the Championship

Two years ago, Tammy Abraham joined Bristol City on loan. He had only just graduated from youth football then, and his potential wasn't really known outside of groups of Chelsea fans who paid attention to those age group games.

Early signs good for Sarri as Chelsea numbers improve in key areas

Chelsea have played two games in the Premier League so far, one against a good team and one against a bad one.

Pep admits transfer target was “stolen” by Chelsea

Chelsea's signing of Jorginho caught everyone off guard, given it looked certain he was heading to Manchester City.

“It depends especially on him” – Chelsea boss casts doubt over star man’s future

Maurizio Sarri has just given his pre-Community Shield press conference, and he had interesting words about the future of several of his players.

“There is not a WIllian problem” – Chelsea boss plays down transfer fears

There's been plenty of speculation over the future of Willian at Chelsea in recent weeks, but in his pre-Community Shield press conference, the fears of many fans were assuaged.

Chelsea bound to make at least one signing before the end of the window

We can't be certain - nobody knows for sure, in fact - but it would be truly shocking if we don't bring it at least one player before the window shuts.

(Video): Chelsea man discusses his happiness over new deal

Pedro has signed an extension to his Chelsea contract that will keep him at the club until 2020.

Why Pedro deal makes sense for Chelsea’s new structure

Pedro today signed a one year contract extension with Chelsea, that means he is tied down at the club till 2020.

(Video): Willian misdemeanour causing trouble in paradise

After the horrific months of inaction leading up to the appointment of Maurizio Sarri, the last few weeks have been a relative paradise for Chelsea fans.

(Video): Arsenal boss talks about Chelsea target’s future

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been speaking about the future of his player Aaron Ramsey.

Callum Hudson-Odoi’s stunning performances have skipped the loan army and put him at the front of the queue for starts

Thoughts of going on loan are long gone. Forget a squad place - Hudson-Odoi is in the fight for the first team now.

(Image): Chelsea midfielder creates injury doubts with social media post

Cesc Fabregas has cast doubt on his fitness with an Instagram story post.

Marcos Alonso winning battle for Sarri’s favour with new season around the corner

Maurizio Sarri is three games into his reign at Chelsea now, but it's still hard to draw too many conclusions about his first XI.