Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final tie against Leicester was Chelsea’s biggest game of the season and Antonio Conte plumped for Alvaro Morata to lead the line.
Olivier Giroud had been getting the nod but after he missed chances in Chelsea’s last domestic match, against Crystal Palace, it was the Spaniard – valued at £58.5m by Transfermarkt – who got the nod.
He repaid Conte’s faith in him with a first-half goal, taken with surprising confidence for a man who has struggled for form and confidence in recent months.
That could prove to be a turning point for a man who enjoyed such a good start to his Stamford Bridge career and Chelsea fans will certainly hope that is the case.
The FA Cup is now their only chance of silverware and having been drawn against Southampton in the semi-finals, they have a great chance of making the final.
The Chelsea faithful took to social media to react and we’ve taken a look at the best of the reaction…
Morata goal today has prove something again that with patient he will become world class.He went off when he was at juve and Madrid,Morata score the same goal when we play stock city, miss the same chance against Arsenal and today he score the same goal against Leicester! #prove
— Alvaromorata👑 (@Morata9Am) March 18, 2018
— 🏴MorataSZN🇸🇽 (@MagnificoMorata) March 18, 2018
ALVARO MORATA KEEP WORKING HARD. 🔥🔥🔥👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/N7vIheP0So
— JN SHINE (@jn_shine) March 18, 2018
The facial expression after that goal tho,i don't know if you wanted to salute or kneel down or whatever but you deserved that today mate,..keep working hard and win us the cup in the finals 💪💪#KTBFFH
— Philipo Inzaaghi😎😎 (@qho_jo) March 18, 2018
Best striker in the world
— RAFAjnr (@RafaCrosta) March 18, 2018
Morataaaaa will always have faith in you!!💙💙
— LB9🇯🇲 (@BallerBailey9) March 18, 2018
Morata you are forever chelsea number 9
— Emmanuellinho10 (@Emmanuellinho10) March 18, 2018
When u play like this we ain't got a problem with u man 👏👏👏
— Prince Ofori Kwarteng (@itzdaphenom) March 18, 2018
Alvaro Morata is the best in England
I believe in you bro
— olisa Ezenwigbo (@BONAFRANCIS5) March 18, 2018