The Chelsea morning headlines as de Gea tipped for shock move, £300m summer transfer spree

Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Monday, 2nd March.

Alonso praised

Marcos Alonso is benefiting from Frank Lampard’s decision to switch to a back five in recent games.

That’s according to BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

The Spaniard has had a week to remember as he’s scored three goals in as many games, but was sent-off against Bayern Munich all whilst impressing the ex-Tottenham star.

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“The Chelsea left wing-back scores against Spurs, gets sent off against Bayern Munich and nets another two against Bournemouth – all in a week’s work,” Crooks said, in his weekly feature .

“[Marcos] Alonso is back to his goalscoring best as Chelsea’s three at the back suits the Spain international.

“The Cherries should really count themselves very lucky because Alonso should have had a hat-trick and missed arguably his easiest chance of the game.

“Chelsea are fourth in the table and staring at the trap door in the Champions League. Nevertheless, the Blues are still punching above their weight and that is down to Frank Lampard.”

Chelsea’s £300m summer transfer spree

Last week it was reported that Lampard was considering a major squad overhaul in the summer transfer window.

The likes of Jorginho, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Ross Barkley were the names mentioned as those likely to be shown the exit door at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

Those sales could generate up to £150m which added to Lampard’s transfer budget of the same figure would give the Blues £300m to spend in the summer.

Frank Lampard during Chelsea’s clash against Bournemouth
(Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Following the arrival of Hakim Ziyech, it’s claimed that Lampard wants up to four more signings.

One of which could be a Ligue 1 striker who has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Sun are reporting that Chelsea have turned their attention…