Belgian attacker Eden Hazard made his Chelsea return in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Premier League.
The 26-year-old missed his team’s first three league matches of the 2017-18 campaign after suffering a broken ankle while representing his country in June.
Hazard, who is rated at £67.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, featured for Chelsea’s Under-23 team towards the end of last month, however, before turning out for Belgium during the recent international break.
Last week, Blues boss Antonio Conte confirmed that Hazard would feature against Leicester, and the attacker was given the final 12 minutes at the King Power Stadium.
Chelsea have now won their last three league matches after losing to Burnley on the opening weekend, and Hazard is firmly back in the fold as the fixtures pile up in the month of September.
Unsurprisingly, Chelsea supporters were delighted to have Hazard back in the fold, and a number took to social media on Sunday morning to reveal their excitement.
Great to have this guy back! ? pic.twitter.com/SzdyOiTMkS
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 9, 2017
Best in the League
— 1 0 (@SaphatJohnson) September 9, 2017
Best player in England.
— . (@TheJoseEra) September 9, 2017
future Balon d' Or winner
— Zid (@ZidGeezer) September 9, 2017
MAKE HIM CAPTAIN
— Mowgli (@AlcoholicAlonso) September 9, 2017
Offer him a 7yr contract £500M a week, and a £700M buyout clause in his contract!!!!
— Shaun With a U ?? (@Shaunks17) September 9, 2017
We need you in top form to reach the highest goals in Premier and Champions League! #chelseafc ???❤?????⚽
— Vladimir Petrovic (@Vlada1959) September 9, 2017
Yaaaay! Hazard!!!! Welcome back mate! Glad to have you kicking!
— ♔King Caly™ (@EseCale) September 9, 2017
great to have you back, looked very sharp against Leicester ??
— DrRitzy Inaa Nu (@DrRitzy) September 10, 2017
— Maruping Phuthi (@MarupingPhuthi) September 10, 2017