striker Diego Costa offers more than just goals and will rise to the
occasion in Sunday's trip to face Manchester United despite his recent
lean spell in front of goal, wing back Marcos Alonso has said.
17 league goals have helped Chelsea build a comfortable seven-point
lead at the top of the Premier League table but the 28-year-old Spaniard
has failed score in his last five games for the club.
he a big game player? Yes. Manchester United is going to be a tough
game for us but it doesn't matter who scores, hopefully we will get the
three points," Alonso told British media.
has been massive for Chelsea this season. He has almost scored 20 goals
and that is a significant contribution. But it's not just about that,
with the way we play, he is very important."Second-placed
Tottenham Hotspur's run of six consecutive league victories has put
Chelsea under increasing pressure to pick up points and Alonso admits
Costa's sense of humour often helps defuse the tension in the dressing
is very good for the group... The pressure is there. It's good to play
with this pressure because it means we are fighting for titles and
trying to stay up there," Alonso added.
"It's good to have someone
like Diego around who is funny and provides something to enjoy. Being in
this position is something that should always be enjoyed."