Chelsea eyeing Brighton as Tuchel looks to bolster defence

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Chelsea are eyeing Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella as a replacement for Marcos Alonso.

Cucurella is enjoying a successful first season in England, after moving from Getafe in 2021. The Spaniard has managed 33 appearances in the Premier League, and now Thomas Tuchel is considering bringing him to Stamford Bridge to replace another Spain international.

According to Fichajes, Chelsea will make a move for Cucurella as a replacement for Marcos Alonso. The report states that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are looking to bring Alonso back to Spain, and Cucurella could be his ideal replacement.

Is Cucurella the man Chelsea needs?

Chilwell has spent a lot of the season on the sidelines due to a devastating knee injury, and Cucurella could offer him some competition next season. The 23-year-old has regularly played in a back five at Brighton, and just like Chilwell, is comfortable at both ends of the pitch.

Although Chilwell was excellent before his injury, there is a chance he’s going to take a while to get back up to speed when he returns, so bringing in an adequate backup could be a smart move from Tuchel.

Cucurella signed for Brighton for a fee of around £15.4m, according to Sky Sports. The Spaniard previously came through the Barcelona academy, and there are not many better academies in world football to learn your trade than La Masia.


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  1. Hi (Cucurella)could be decent sining for Chelsea team,and hi can support Ben chilwil at left back.

  2. Not gonna happen. He’s one year into a 5 year contract and Brighton have no need to sell. He’s just been voted the clubs player of the season so is already loved there. “He can add some support to Chilwell” isn’t a great sales pitch either. He’d really want to go from absolute first choice to bit part wouldn’t he….no!! Chelsea will have to look elsewhere.

    1. The taste of continental football could lure him.
      There are few left backs this season that are better than him.
      He can also fit in comfortably in a back three as witnessed in some of their matches especially towards the end of the season.

  3. He will be a great acquisition for Chelsea FC, he is just very good and pleasing to watch!

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