Report: Thomas Tuchel now set to start £24m Chelsea player against Leeds tomorrow night

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will reportedly start Marcos Alonso tomorrow night in the game against Leeds United.

According to GOAL, media suggestions that Alonso was in a bust-up with Tuchel in the weekend’s 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers are false.

It is understood that the £24million wing-back will be selected on Wednesday night to play away to Leeds.

Alonso, 31, came off the pitch as a half-time substitute in Saturday’s Premier League match at home to Wolves due to tactical reasons.

The Spanish full-back has been an important player at Stamford Bridge this season, especially since Ben Chilwell suffered a long-term injury last year.

He’s linked with a summer exit if their is a suitable buyer, but right now he’s vital for the final few games of the campaign. It’s been reported he would prioritise a move to Spain in the summer, though.

Alonso’s contribution of four goals and six assists this season across all competitions highlights his offensive threat in the specialist wing-back role.

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Chelsea need to fix up

Tuchel’s side are in the uncomfortable position where they’ve still got work to do to make certain of a top-four finish.

There’s a chance it could be wrapped up by Thursday night, though.

The Blues will be guaranteed a place in the top four if they win against Leeds and Tottenham lose to Arsenal on Thursday night.

For Chelsea, they should be focusing on the job they need to do.

The final few games against Leeds, Leicester City and Watford look fairly promising on paper. However, Chelsea’s recent form suggests they’re going to find it tough unless they raise their game.

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