Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta was delighted for Marcos Alonso after they both scored in victory over Burnley on Sunday.
Alonso saw himself back in Chelsea team following the sack of Frank Lampard and he repaid his new manager with a goal in the 2-0 win.
Azpilicueta told the club’s website: “Marcos has shown his quality in the box, and scored a lot of important goals for us.
“He was back in the team and I am pleased with his performance and his goal. We know what he can give the team in his position.
“Everybody in the squad is important. Everybody started from zero with the new manager and we have to keep that competition. It’s healthy and it gives people opportunities.
“We are far from where we want but with the new manager we have the second part of the season and everything to play for.
“Everybody is very ambitious so let’s keep working and Thursday we have a very important game.”