EPL preview: We need to be clinical, says Marcos Alonso
Marcos Alonso urges third-placed Chelsea to put up a dominating show against Brighton today
Marcos Alonso has called for Chelsea to be more clinical as they look to bounce back from their goalless draw with Everton. The champions dominated Saturday's Premier League clash at Goodison Park but failed to make the most of their opportunities against Sam Allardyce's diligent side. Chelsea will take on Brighton today. Antonio Conte's side are 16 points adrift of top spot with half the season gone.
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso (left) and Alvaro Morata, who returns to action from his one-match suspension, will aim to make the most of their Boxing Day clash against Brighton. PIC/Getty Images
Alonso acknowledged it was a "very disappointing" result and has urged his teammates to be more ruthless against Brighton and Hove Albion on Boxing Day. "We were very unlucky not to win after controlling the whole game and having a lot of chances," he said, as quoted by the club's official website. "But we take one point, it is what it is, very disappointing. "We knew it was going to be tough and as the game was passing it was getting harder because they were defending closer to their goal. The performance wasn't bad, we just need to be more clinical."
Meanwhile, Chelsea will have top scorer Alvaro Morata back against Brighton after the Spaniard served a one-game ban having accrued five yellow cards.
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