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Chelsea fullback Alonso: Terry influence a huge void to fill

Chelsea fullback Marcos Alonso says his attacking instincts shouldn't be a surprise.

The Spain defender admits he was a striker as a junior player.

Asked which defender at Chelsea would make the best striker, Alonso said: "That's an easy one. I have to go for me.

"I used to play as a striker when I was a kid, I really enjoyed it and I've kept some of the things I used to do, it's good to score goals to help the team."

Alonso also revealed John Terry's leadership has been missed.

He told chelseafc.com: "John Terry used to do this very well. In my first year he was very good for us even if he didn't play that much. Off the pitch he played a huge part in us winning the title and I think now Fabregas, Azpi and David Luiz are all good characters in the changing room."

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