Alvaro Morata appeared for Chelsea in the Premier League for the first time since January 13 when he came off the bench against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night.
A back problem and indeed a suspension have made it a frustrating few weeks for the Spain international, but he replaced Olivier Giroud just past the hour as the Blues recorded a 2-0 win over the Baggies at Stamford Bridge.
Morata was bright in the final 30 minutes of the match, and finished the night with an assist having set up Eden Hazard for Chelsea’s third in the 71st minute.
The 25-year-old has scored 12 times for Chelsea this season, but there is no question that it has been a campaign of inconsistency for the former Real Madrid forward.
Morata is now back in the fold, however, and will be looking to cause Barcelona some problems in their upcoming Champions League tie.
One thing is for sure, Chelsea fans are delighted that Morata has returned.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) February 12, 2018
Good to see you back on the pitch 💙. Now show us what you can do and prove all your doubters wrong. #CFC
— Chelsea FC Fan Club (@ConteBlueArmy) February 12, 2018
First game back and an assist! Well played Alvaro, keep shutting up those brexit Chelsea fans! 🔥
— 🏴Morata FC🇸🇽 (@BarkleyBalance) February 12, 2018
Good to have you back brother, missed you.
— BK (@CFCBrano) February 12, 2018
Welcome back and a much more positive performance. Decent assist aswell!
— Chelsea Extra 🏆 (@CFCExtra) February 12, 2018
Good to see you back Alvaro! 💙
— Lou (@heavenlyblue007) February 12, 2018
I‘ve missed you & couldn‘t be happier🤗😘 ¡Enhorabuena por tu asistencia!🔥 Gran partido de todos👏🏽 #CFC💙
— Cía ™ (@Poccahontasz) February 12, 2018
happy to see you again
— idawong 黃酷兒 (@IdawongLesaux14) February 12, 2018
— kk (@hazard10etke) February 12, 2018
Very good performance Morata,take a rest and help blast Barca away. in Alvaro we trust
— Habib Alogba (@donhab011) February 12, 2018