Alvaro Morata scored on his return to action as Chelsea earned a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
Antonio Conte seems to have found a new winning formula, with a 3-5-2 formation with Eden Hazard as the other striker. Alvaro Morata was introduced back into the lineup after his return from injury and the Spaniard did not take any prisoners, scoring on his return to action.
Marcos Alonso scored to give Chelsea a comfortable cushion as the Blues kept the Brighton attackers at bay successfully. Fans hailed the summer signing, with the Spaniard taking his tally to 10 in the Premier League, while his telepathy with compatriot Azpilicueta a visible highlight.
Azpilicueta has just assisted Morata for the 6th time in the league this season – there have been just three more potent combos in the last nine seasons. pic.twitter.com/ajlOgy8eLF
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) December 26, 2017
Azpilicueta-to-Morata is getting a bit weird.
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) December 26, 2017
The best !! pic.twitter.com/8esPhp5k4A
— AlvaroMorata9AM (@Morata9Am) December 27, 2017
Trying to count the number of times Azpilicueta has assisted Morata. pic.twitter.com/1SsTlobeir
— Coral (@Coral) December 26, 2017
Azpilicueta assist to Morata AGAIN. It’s getting ridiculous now.
— َ (@HazardEdition) December 26, 2017
One thing I love about Morata’s goals are that you know it’s a guarantee goal 1-2 seconds before he scores… if that makes any sense. 🤔😂
— Feroze Ali (@feroze17) December 26, 2017
I swear Azpi can find morata in his dream❤️❤️
— … (@tz_Cflow) December 26, 2017
Azpilicueta to Morata and you know the rest. 🔥🔥🔥
— ♛ King Bakayoko ♛ (@KingBakayoko) December 26, 2017
Marcos Alonso was also the subject of appreciation, with another timely goal for Chelsea.
Since the start of last season;
Pogba: 8 goals
Marcos Alonso: 11 goals
One of them is “the best CM in the league” https://t.co/tCNZMZJw3m
— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) December 17, 2017
Marcos Alonso has been the best player for Chelsea this season, people are afraid to say this
— Ɲαν (@TheLeftWingBack) December 24, 2017
I don’t understand how anybody could hate Marcos Alonso. He is the baest of bae.
— Becca (@thisiscivicx) December 26, 2017
Marcos Alonso has 2.5 times the number of league goals Benzema has this season, jeez
— #4. (@ThatMunichNight) December 26, 2017
Marcos Alonso is amazing…
— Anirbit (@AplusCFC) December 26, 2017
Marcos Alonso has the same number of premier league goals as Hazard.
— Taonga Chipeta (@sarai_tee) December 26, 2017
Since he joined Chelsea, no defender has scored more Premier League goals than Marcos Alonso’s 11.
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) December 26, 2017