The Blues signed Alonso from Fiorentina in the summer for £19m.
The Spaniard has slotted straight in at Stamford Bridge, fitting into Antonio Conte’s new 3-5-2 formation.
“I’ve been impressed with Antonio Conte from the start”
Chelsea legend Pat Nevin on Antonio Conte
Conte has also brought Moses in from the cold and put him in the starting line-up after numerous loan spells.
And Chelsea hero Nevin has hailed Conte for his tactical decisions which has seen him get the most out of Moses and co.
“I’ve been impressed with Antonio Conte from the start,” Nevin told Newstalk’s Off The Ball podcast.
“His adaptions and his substitutions have been all working well. This is pretty special.
“The people I wouldn’t have thought to put in there – Moses and Alonso – nailed it. It helps the guys in front of them as well.”