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Salah features for an hour as Chelsea beat Liverpool in top-of-the-table clash
Mohamed Salah started his fourth consecutive league game for Chelsea on the right wing – but was often swapping sides with Andre Schurrle – after Jose Mourinho hinted he would field a weakened side at Anfield.
The 21-year-old Egyptian was booked in the 21st minute for a strong challenge on Raheem Sterling preventing Liverpool from counter attacking. Salah was also involved in an ongoing battle with Liverpool left back Jon Flanagan, who seemed to be getting in some hard tackles on Salah without the referee noticing.
It was in the second minute of added on time at the end of the first half that the deadlock was broken. Steven Gerrard miscontrolled the ball which found Demba Ba, who ran into a one-on-one with Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, slotting it through his legs and into the back of the net.
Mohamed Salah was then replaced in the 59th minute by Willian, as Mourinho may have not wanted to risk Salah getting a second yellow and being sent off.
Chelsea managed to get their second of the game in the 93rd minute when they broke free from a counter attack and were in a two-on-one with Mignolet. Torres ran up to Mignolet before squaring to Willian, who walked the ball into the back of the net.
Mourinho’s side are now just two points away from Liverpool, while Manchester City could go joint-top if they capitalize on their two games in hand.