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Salah left out as Drogba returns in Chelsea’s winning start to the season

Posted on August 19, 2014

Mohamed Salah

Egypt’s was left out of ’s squad as Didier Drogba made his return in their 3-1 win over Burnley in their first game of the 2014/2015 Premier League season.

The Blues played away at Burnley’s Turf Moor stadium in the first round of the English Premier League, in a game that ended 3-1 to Chelsea.

Mohamed Salah was not picked in the 18 man squad that faced Burnley, although the 22-year-old travelled with the squad to Burnley.

Burnley started strongly and Scott Arfield opened the scoring with a magnificent shot from the edge of penalty box in the 14th min. Chelsea bounced back strongly and new signing Diego Costa equalized for The Blues 3 minutes after Burnley took advantage.

Then it was time for the World Cup winner Andre Schurrle to score in the 21st min after a classy link up play between him and newly joined midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Then in the 34th minute Branislav Ivanovic found the back of the net from a corner giving Chelsea their third and final goal of the game.

Former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, who recently retired from international football, returned to Chelsea as he came on as a 84th minute substitute for Eden Hazard. The travelling Chelsea fans cheered loudly as the 36-year-old ran onto pitch in his Chelsea colours for the first time since winning the Champions League in 2012.

Chelsea started the season with an important win to gain the 3 points. Chelsea’s next match will be at Stamford Bridge as they take on Leicester City before travelling to Liverpool where they will face Everton.


  1. Me

    August 19, 2014 at 2:19 AM


  2. Stupid decision

    August 19, 2014 at 2:49 AM

    It was the stupidest decision ever to leave Liverpool for Chelsea and trust a manager who’s very well known for damaging youth talents.

  3. djh

    August 19, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    I think it will be difficult for salah to get a place as a player on the pitch this season because as we saw the last season Mourinho even if a player have better statisitque he could be left if he is not a star. For example, mourinho the last season have always favorited torres or eto’o on demba ba even if he had better stat.
    In this team there are so many confirmed star like hazard, shurle, oscar , costa, so i think mournho as he always do , he will favorited them on salah.
    So salah you know what you have to do. Leave chelsea before your name get forgotten by the biggest team like liverpool.

  4. Mohamed

    August 20, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    I hope Salah is reading this… Man.. I think if you got the chance to play with this squad you will have a good chance to be one of the top players.. Fabrigas is a very good team player and I think Salah can work together.. If this continues like this.. I would leave!!!

  5. mustapha

    August 22, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    If mourinho sell salah chelsea fans would hate him like I I hated him when he sold our. Player of the year last season

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