Frank Lampard’s dressing-down of Marcos Alonso at half-time against West Brom has thrown the defender’s future in doubt and could see him leave Chelsea before the transfer window closes.
Alonso is understood to have watched the second half from the team bus after being substituted at the halfway mark in Chelsea’s 3-3 draw against West Brom.
Indeed, Lampard named the left-back as being at fault for two of the three goals in his post-match interview. He blamed Thiago Silva for the other but also praised the Brazilian’s mentality and experience.
“It is clear mistakes, the first one Marcos heads it into the middle of the pitch for a transition,” Lampard said on Sky Sports after the match. “The Thiago one is a mistake and he has been around long enough to know that. We will give him that one in his first game for us.
“Then, Marcos loses his man from the third goal for a corner. Clear mistakes. You can do as many meetings as you want but you make those mistakes and you give yourselves a mountain to climb.”