Mixed feelings from these Chelsea fans as Thomas Tuchel surprisingly axes Frank Lampard signing

Some Chelsea fans are surprised to see new manager Thomas Tuchel starting Marcos Alonso over Ben Chilwell for today’s game against Burnley.

The Blues spent big on bringing in Chilwell from Leicester City in the summer, with the England international costing as much as £45million, according to BBC Sport‘s report at the time.

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Clearly, Chilwell must have been a key part of Frank Lampard’s plans, but with Tuchel now replacing him at Stamford Bridge, it could mean his place is no longer assured.

Alonso was previously a key player for Chelsea under Antonio Conte, though his form has dipped in recent times, and that led to him falling out of favour.

Chilwell looked a potentially big upgrade on the Spaniard after impressing at previous club Leicester, but maybe Tuchel has other ideas.

It’s certainly raised one or two eyebrows as Chelsea fans react to today’s XI to take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge…

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  1. fantahun menge says:

    please use chillwell & Alonso time by time both are good liet back use havertez insteady of cov or jurgno

  2. Cyburman says:

    I’ve been a Chelsea supporter for over nearly sixty years both up and down and rough bad times.
    The release of Frank Lampard is with out doubt the worst diction Chelsea have ever made.
    I’m left with a nought in my stomach so much so that I’m giving up.
    I don’t suppose my one voice will make any difference, but it does for me.

  3. Akinbolade C says:

    l thoght lampard had some players to be playing in his mind either good or bad. That isn’t the spirit of football. when player make mistake in a match , it can be corrected in subsequence match not total abondon

  4. Oliver M says:

    Not surprised , a good coach will see Alonso potential and play him accordingly like Conte and Sarri did , let us not try to defend frailties of Lampard , period.

    1. joe says:

      Thanks, each player has their potential to contribute to the success of the team

  5. gass says:

    I think frank”s persisting on playing Abraham inspite of playing badly was a mistake

  6. lawes miri says:

    I totally agree with Alonso is a good lwb though he is a bit lazzy he is a goal founder him nd Moses Victor plays the same they were my best ever plays

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