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Marcos Alonso has defended Chelsea since the summer of 2016. The Spaniard is known to be involved in many goals. Despite playing as a defender, so far Alonso has collected 29 goals and 23 assists from 212 appearances for the Blues.
However, Marcos Alonso is rumored to not be long in his career at Stamford Bridge. Most likely he will leave. If these rumors occur in the near future, who do you think should replace his position in the 2022/2023 season?
1. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan)
Ivan Perisic is not a defender. This Inter Milan player plays as a midfielder, but he can be a versatile player for Chelsea. Should the club lose Marcos Alonso next season, Perisic could be a very profitable replacement.
The Croatian player will be on a free transfer in June 2022. If the Blues are serious, Perisic’s signature can be obtained for free this summer. Even though he is 33 years old, Perisic is still performing consistently.
2. Ian Maatsen (Chelsea U-23)
On 25 September 2019, for the first time Ian Maatsen was given the opportunity to play for the Chelsea first team. At that time, Maatsen replaced Marcos Alonso in the 66th minute. However, until now he never received a call again.
At the end of May 2022, Ian Maatsen will return to Chelsea U-23 after his loan period ended at Coventry City. He had a fairly satisfactory loan period. With 3 goals and 1 assist in 41 appearances for the 2021/2022 season, the 20-year-old left-back could be a Chelsea first team alternative for next season.
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3. Borna Sosa (VFB Stuttgart)
Borna Sosa impressed during the 2021/2022 season. He played in a total of 30 matches in the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal. In fact, the Croatian defender was able to score 2 goals and contribute 9 assists for VFB Stuttgart.
Although Sosa’s contact with VFB Stuttgart is still 3 years away, it is not impossible that Chelsea will sign him in the transfer market this summer. The Blues reportedly have a special interest and the player can spread his wings to a club that is more existent.
4. Marc Cucurella (Brighton)
Who would have thought that Marc Cucurella immediately impressed in his first season (2021/2022) in the English Premier League (EPL). The 23-year-old young player only came to England in the summer of 2021. He was directed by Brighton from Getafe.
Cucurella has made 37 appearances for Brighton and scored 1 goal and 2 assists. He is also almost level with the class of defenders such as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson as full-backs with the most chances in the Premier League this season.
Marc Cucurella has a contract until 2026 by Brighton. However, Chelsea apparently saw a transfer opportunity that could happen. Meanwhile, Manchester City are also being rumored to be interested in the Spanish defender.