Marcos Alonso is just one of a grateful group in the Chelsea dressing room right now.
However, Tony Cascarino has credited Thomas Tuchel for reviving the once-in-doubt Chelsea career of Marcos Alonso.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Cascarino said the Spain international was back among Europe’s elite thanks to Tuchel’s guidance.
Several unsettled stars found themselves reinstated to the side, which has turned out to be a wise managerial decision.
Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho and Andreas Christensen have all found a new lease of life.
The most recent benefactor of Tuchel’s overhaul is certainly Alonso, who’s enjoying the type of run witnessed when he first signed for the club in 2016.
Cascarino said: “I think Tuchel is showing everybody in the game he can be an incredible manager. Just knowing how to switch teams, personnel, the way they play, who fits into what he wants.
“He showed a way in the first half at the weekend (versus Spurs) when he changed things around. Tuchel does that across the board. Look at Alonso. Alonso’s playing like one of the best left-backs in the world at the moment.”
Alonso was nominated for August’s player of the month award after a sizzling start to the season. His performances have rolled into the autumnal September sunshine, even earning the captain’s armband against Aston Villa.