The Blues overcame Sol Bamba’s early strike to run rampant in the final quarter of their clash at Stamford Bridge, with Eden Hazard netting a hat-trick to ensure Maurizio Sarri’s side kept their unbeaten start to the season intact.
Alonso however was not credited by the league’s fantasy football website for his cut-back delivery to Willian following a glancing deflection off a Cardiff defender.
The Spain international, clearly perturbed by the failure to attribute his efforts correctly, took to Twitter to offer his tongue-in-cheek rebuke to the official feed.
🙄🙄🙄 1st time I got called none... https://t.co/CLERHhnCAx
— Marcos Alonso (@marcosalonso03) September 15, 2018
“1st time I got called none…” Alonso said, alongside three rolling-eyes emojis, as he retweeted the original post attributing no assists to Willian’s late strike.
The 28-year-old has registered one goal and two assists so far across the opening games of the season and sits second on the individual player ranking this season in the Fantasy Premier League with 46 points, one behind team-mate Hazard.
Having arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2016 from Fiorentina, he has since established himself as a key player for the Blues, scoring 15 goals between league and cup despite working primarily as a left-back.
Chelsea were made to work by newly-promoted Cardiff in their game, as Neil Warnock’s side pressed hard to take an early lead through Bamba’s flying kick.
But the mercurial Hazard’s quickfire double just before the break ensured momentum swung back towards the Blues before a late penalty allowed the Belgian to notch up his hat-trick and put to bed any chance of a comeback.
Willian’s effort added some further gloss later on, even if Alonso remains convinced that he should be rightfully given his due for his part in the action.