Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has urged Alvaro Morata to emulate Fernando Torres and shine against Barcelona to ensure he is remembered by Chelsea fans forever.
“Alvaro Morata has a great chance in Barcelona on Wednesday night to put his recent struggles behind him and be lauded by Chelsea fans forever,” Lampard wrote in Standard Sport.
“Morata has been going through a difficult time, but he just needs to look at Fernando Torres for inspiration to do something special at Camp Nou.
“Six years ago, Torres raced clear against Barcelona to score with a few minutes to go and guarantee Chelsea’s place in the Champions League Final.
“Torres went through tough periods of his own after joining from Liverpool for £50m in 2011 but every Chelsea fan around the world remembers that goal. They will always regard him dearly for that. These are the kind of games that define you – if you can perform, you will never be forgotten.
“It is for big occasions like this that Chelsea bought Morata from Real Madrid for £58m last summer in the first place.”