Fantasy Football tips: Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso is the joint-highest points scorer this season

27 Aug

If you selected Chelsea players in your Fantasy Football team, then well played!

While Liverpool seem to be the team on everyone’s lips, the Blues have quietly gone about their business and boast a perfect record so far this season.

Marcos Alonso has been one of Chelsea’s most influential players so far this term

They’ve netted eight goals in just three Premier League games under new boss Maurizio Sarri and sit second in the table, behind the Merseyside club.

You’d therefore be forgiven for thinking their key man has been a striker or midfielder.

But you’d be wrong as it’s actually a defender: step forward, Marcos Alonso.

The marauding full-back is the joint-highest scorer on Dream Team, level with Sergio Aguero and Sadio Mane on 31 points.

He’s bagged 3pts in each of his games for a 7+ WhoScored.Com rating and also earned a 5pts Star Man bonus for his winner against Arsenal.

Alonso also assisted the winner against Newcastle on Sunday and with Bournemouth, Cardiff and West Ham up next for Chelsea, can continue to make his mark going forward, as well as at the back.

The Spaniard has only been selected by 16.5% of Dream Team managers, which suggests he being under-selected when compared with Aguero (44.4%) and Mane (39.9%).

He is priced cheaper than his fellow high scorers, at just £4.5m.