Jamie Redknapp analysed Chelsea`s `NBA style` tactics after their 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Super Sunday.
Alvaro Morata scored twice in the win, with his second goal coming from a free-kick that was curled into the box by Eden Hazard.
Moments earlier, David Luiz had gone close to scoring from a free-kick and, on both occasions, Marcos Alonso had seemingly blocked Palace defender Mamadou Sakho.
It`s a tactic they use, said Redknapp. Alonso grabs hold of Sakho, which impedes him and allows David Luiz to get into the space. It`s a definite foul by Alonso, it`s an `NBA style` move.
For the goal, the referee is looking straight at it and Alonso makes the block on Sakho.
It`s always Alonso, it was exactly the same in Chelsea`s win at Southampton. It`s the dark arts to a certain extent and trying to get any advantage you can. He has no intention of playing the ball, I am sure it is something that he works on with David Luiz.
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