Marcos Alonso completed 90 minutes in the demolition of Dynamo Kiev on Thursday night – and many Chelsea fans were impressed for once by the defender’s performance.

The 28-year-old left-back has come under huge scrutiny from supporters this campaign for his form and has even seen his spot in the team threatened by teammate Emerson Palmieri.

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But Alonso earned a start away to Ukrainian outfit Dynamo Kiev and made the most of his opportunity.

The Blues recorded a 5-0 away victory to book their spot in the Europa League quarter-finals and the draw will take place on Friday.

Olivier Giroud’s hat-trick kept up his stunning form in Europe this campaign, while academy graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi also chalked a goal.

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Alonso found himself on the scoresheet with a tap in from close-range and he highlighted his attacking qualities throughout the game.

The Spaniard supplied a stunning assist with a through ball to Giroud and he saw a free-kick tipped onto the woodwork by the goalkeeper.

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Alonso is certainly more effective when he’s got the licence to attack and that’s why he flourished against weak opposition.

He’s certainly got a lot more improving to do defensively if he wants to break back into Maurizio Sarri’s main XI, but certainly did himself no harm with a positive display.

Here are some of the Chelsea fans praising Alonso:

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