After netting three goals in two Premier League games in the month of February, Marcos Alonso has been nominated for the Player of the Month award.
The Spanish defender was deployed at left wing-back for our important meeting with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, his first league appearance since the 2-0 win in north London back in December.
However, there were no signs of rustiness as the 29-year-old performed admirably and scored with a brilliant strike in the second half to give us an ultimately decisive two-goal cushion.
The drive was eye-catching enough to warrant a nomination for February’s Goal of the Month award, alongside efforts from Steven Bergwijn, Richarlison, Enda Stevens, Matej Vydra, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Jamal Lewis.
He was similarly influential in our most recent outing, the 2-2 draw away at Bournemouth, scoring both goals for Frank Lampard’s men. The first was a thumping close-range finish with his trusty left foot and the second, a late equaliser, was headed in as he followed in Pedro’s parried shot.
The brace took him to 19 league goals since joining Chelsea in 2016 and his goal involvements up to 30 (19 goals, 11 assists), both of which are more than any other defender during that time.
Nominated alongside him for the Player of the Month accolade are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolves), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) and Nick Pope (Burnley).