Chelsea ensured they closed the gap on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday after narrowly defeating Bournemouth in the English Premier League.
Despite dominating possession and territory away to the Cherries, the Blues had to settle for just the one goal, which came early in the second half thanks to Eden Hazard.
The Belgian latched onto a classy lofted ball from Alvaro Morata and slammed the ball into the back of the net, ensuring a vital three points on the day Spurs in third dropped points at Manchester United.
Morata himself could have had a couple, first denied by Asmir Begovic before having the ball in the back of the net only for it to be ruled offside.
The Spaniard has now not scored for Chelsea for over a month, a period spanning five appearances, last netting away to Atletico Madrid in September.
Despite that drought, Blues fans are happy with his contribution and were full of praise for him on Saturday in the wake of the Bournemouth win…
Real Madrid are absolute idiots for selling Morata to us. Their loss our gain. #CFC
— Georges (@geoazar03) October 29, 2017
Morata was incredibly unlucky today. He missed a simple chance, his legitimate goal was disallowed and Begovic made a superb save. #CFC
— Llion Carbis (@carbislli) October 28, 2017
The Morata-Hazard combination is even better than I imagined it would be. Really hope they’re both at Chelsea together for a long time. #CFC
— Emilee (@e_shaffer14) October 28, 2017
Azpilicueta and Rudiger were also brilliant and although Morata didn’t score(although his goal should have stood) he got a good assist #CFC
— Chloe Pearce (@TheBlueLioness) October 28, 2017
Morata played well today. And also provided the assist for Hazard's goal. #CFC
— Naziho (@Naziho_Torres9) October 28, 2017
Morata for our goal.. Brilliant hold up play and then to find that pass with so many players around him.. Phenomenal stuff.. #CFC
— Conte Passion (@VesleyR_CFC) October 28, 2017
— Maztur (@maztur10) October 28, 2017
— Oluwaseun P. (@OluwaseunP) October 28, 2017