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Gullit: Moses Stronger Than Alonso At Wing-Back

Gullit: Moses Stronger Than Alonso At Wing-Back

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit says Marcos Alonso is not as strong as Nigeria’s Victor Moses defensively in the wing-back role for the Chelsea.

The former Chelsea player and coach claimed in an interview with the BBC that the weakest in the Chelsea’s side is the Spaniard Alonso.

Alonso and Moses have both excelled in the wing-back roles for Antonio Conte in a 3-4-3 formation this season but Guulit believes the Spaniard was exposed at Turf Moor where the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley on Saturday.

“Alonso is also not as strong as their right wing-back Victor Moses when it comes to getting back to help his centre-halves,” Gullit told the BBC.

“It is a weak spot because it leaves space to exploit if teams can get the ball into that channel behind Alonso, but you usually have to do it quickly.

“Burnley managed it early on by playing long balls up to Andre Gray that forced Gary Cahill and David Luiz to come out wide, out of their comfort zone.”

Despite their draw, Chelsea still extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 10 points.

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