Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on December 16, 2017. (AFP / Adrian DENNIS)
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If Chelsea failed to beat London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League Sunday it would significantly reduce their chances of clinching a top-four spot this season, defender Marcos Alonso has said.Last season's champions Chelsea are fifth in the league table with 56 points, five points behind Spurs as both teams bid to qualify for next season's Champions League.Tottenham have not beaten Chelsea away since 1990, when former England striker Gary Lineker scored the winning goal in a 2-1 league victory.Tottenham could be without their injured top scorer Harry Kane but Alonso said Chelsea's defenders could still not afford to let their guard down.
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