- Chelsea beat Brighton 2-0 at the Stamford Bridge this afternoon
- Alonso and Morata got on the scoresheet for the Blues
- Fans were raving about a certain Spanish star after the match on social media
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Chelsea had two of their Spanish stars to thank this evening, as the Blues beat minnows Brighton 2-0 to close the gap on second place Man United in the Premier League table.
The home side opened the scoring in the 46th minute after a cross from defender Cesar Azpilicueta found the head of Alvaro Morata, who nodded home to give his side the perfect start to the second half.
Antonio Conte’s side then doubled their lead 14 minutes later, as a corner from Cesc Fabregas found Marcos Alonso, who headed the ball into the goal to all but seal the win for Chelsea.
Defender Cesar Azpilicueta had a fantastic game this afternoon, with the player not only keeping a clean sheet, but also getting an assist, his sixth of the season, to help his side on their way to victory.
After the game, fans took to social media to praise the Chelsea star for his performance today.
Here are a few tweets from fans waxing lyrical about the impressive Spaniard.
Azpilicueta what did we ever do to deserve this man.
His work rate , mentality and attitude is what you expect to see in every single footballer . Always goes the extra distance.
Hundred percent plays for name on front of shirt not the name on the back
— // (@Alvarobility) December 26, 2017
Azpilicueta can have my wife anytime. What a player.
— Nii Cr7 (@Charway77) December 26, 2017
A great second half performance, more like it from us. Morata back on the scoresheet, good to see. Hazard up to his usual standards, playing brilliantly despite not getting a goal/assist. Literally the only player which can do that. Also, Azpilicueta really is the boss.
— BK (@CFCBrano) December 26, 2017
If there are atheists out here, Azpilicueta will change your opinion
— The Chelsea Dugout (@bp_cfc) December 26, 2017
Two-thirds of Chelsea’s best chances today have come from Azpilicueta’s crosses (he’s playing CB)
— 13 (@Asensiazo) December 26, 2017
Who needs Fabregas when you have Azpilicueta
— Big Ronnie (@DaeDae_CIV) December 26, 2017
Azpilicueta is world class. Let it be known.
— Jake Sweeney (@Jake_Sweeney97) December 26, 2017
Azpilicueta is so good on the ball
— DJ F1 (@Officialdjf1) December 26, 2017
Azpilicueta another assist ffs he's so good
— will ;/ (@WiIIUtd) December 26, 2017