Alan Shearer has expressed the belief that Marcos Alonso should have received his marching orders during Chelsea’s 2:1 win against Brighton at the Amex on Sunday.
Brighton Boss Chris Hughton also felt the same, stating that the fullback should have been red carded after pulling Solly March who would have been through on goal.
According to Hughton, Alonso should have received a yellow card early in the game after a foul on Anthony Knockaert before the foul against March that saw him booked with a yellow card.
Shearer also made his opinions known by saying: “I think he (Hughton) is 100% right. I think the reason he (Alonso) doesn’t get a yellow on this (the first) one is because it’s after two or three minutes.
“I don’t think it’s right that that’s the case, but it was so early in the game. He perhaps should have got one for that.
“He definitely should have got one for the one on Knockaert. The referee’s got a clear view of it. He pulls him back and it should be a yellow card, no doubt about it.
“And there’s an argument to say this (Alonso’s challenge on March) should actually be a red card.
“The only thing I think that saves him is that the referee’s probably looking at the pace of the ball travelling in behind.
“But I don’t think there’s a doubt that he (March) is going to get on the end of that if he (Alonso) doesn’t pull him back. He should have been off.”