Aaron Lennon did not play for Everton between February and the end of October after struggling with injury and a host of off-the-field issues.
The 30-year-old was detained by police under the Mental Health Act in May due to concerns over his welfare.
It has been a tough few months for the former England international, but he has now played in each of Everton’s last nine Premier League matches.
The attacker has started to show the type of form that once made him one of the most dangerous wingers in the Premier League, and it is brilliant to see him back on the field.
Lennon, who is valued at £4.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, played a key role in Everton coming from behind to beat Swansea City on Monday night, and after the match the attacker revealed that he was pleased with his form.
It was a view shared by the Everton supporters, who have been out in force to hail the former Leeds United youngster for turning his career with the Toffees around.
— Everton (@Everton) December 19, 2017
Great seeing you enjoying your football. Great nutmeg too.
— CheGuava (@CheGuava99) December 20, 2017
— alex dempsey (@_AJD1998) December 19, 2017
Keep at it mate , form is temporary, class is permanent #upthetoffees
— Darrin johnston coyb (@daz4441) December 20, 2017
Well done mate 🙌🏻
— Lee Hamo (@LeeHamoEFC) December 20, 2017
Very very proud of you Aaron.bso pleased you are back..
— JOJO❤ (@Joannebonner17) December 20, 2017
Been playing really well. Good to have you back hope you're starting Saturday
— Jagsmol (@lynnepark_lynne) December 19, 2017
Great to see you back 💙x
— Shirley (@Shirley76106966) December 20, 2017
Lennon is playing well.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) December 20, 2017