Marcos Alonso insists the bust-up between Chelsea teammates Kepa Arrizabalaga and Antonio Rudiger is ‘nothing new’.
Tensions seemed to be operating excessive after the Blues’ shock 5-2 residence defeat to relegation-threatened West Brom on Saturday.
In a coaching session the day after, Kepa confronted Rudiger when he was on the receiving finish of a late deal with from the Germany defender, who was despatched residence early to settle down.
And Blues left-back Alonso has performed down the results of the scuffle forward of his facet’s essential Champions League quarter-final first leg conflict with Porto on Wednesday.
He advised beIN SPORTS: “These are issues that occur. It exhibits there’s a degree of competitors within the group, the starvation.
“We noticed it on the coaching [ground] and it’s good for the group. Even earlier than coaching completed, it was all good.
“It’s nothing new. It’s all the time occurred. It would nonetheless occur.
“The factor we have to take is the positives and transfer on and prepare for the subsequent recreation.”
Chelsea have Tottenham, Liverpool, West Ham and Everton respiration down their necks for a high 4 spot.
And Spurs missed the prospect to leapfrog the Blues into fourth place as they had been held to a 2-2 draw by struggling Newcastle on Sunday.
Former Aston Villa and England ahead Gabby Agbonlahor says coaching floor bust-ups between teammates had been a weekly prevalence throughout his enjoying days.
He advised talkSPORT: “A couple of times every week, it’s regular. Particularly each Sunday.
“When gamers aren’t within the beginning line-up on a Saturday, usually you practice on a Sunday and nobody’s comfortable. Nobody’s comfortable to be in on a Sunday, nobody’s comfortable that they’re not enjoying.
“Typically gamers are going to be indignant, shoving one another and it occurs rather a lot.”