The London Evening Standard believes that growing concerns over the fitness of Marcos Alonso were behind Antonio Conte’s decision to trigger a recall option on Nathan Ake.
Antonio Conte will check on Marcos Alonso ahead of Chelsea's trip to White Hart Lane on Wednesday after the defender suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's 4-2 win over Bournemouth.
Chelsea has made its fourth signing of the summer with a deadline day move for Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is still hoping to sign Marcos Alonso but admits a deal is 'close, but not close enough'.
In a week with very few good fantasy performers, Marcos Alonso stood out with two clean sheets and an assist.