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Chelsea remain undefeated as Salah features in the final minutes
The Blues went ahead early in the game with a brilliant free-kick scored by Oscar, placed just under the bar in the opening 6 minutes.
Chelsea were in full control of the game, dominating possession with over 70% of the ball until the last minute.
Two red cards were pulled out – one for each team – as Azpilicueta and Delaney were sent off in the 40th and 43rd minutes respectively. Mourinho responded with an instant change by replacing Willian with Filipe Luis.
Neil Warnock’s three changes came in the second-half; the most influential of which was the introduction of Manchester United loanee Wilfried Zaha – who provided an assist later in the game.
Chelsea were at it again in the opening 6 minutes of the second-half with Cesc Fabregas scoring his first goal in the Premier League for Chelsea.
Mohamed Salah, who scored two goals in as many games for Egypt over the international break, made his way into the game for Mourinho’s side in the 86th minute, replacing Eden Hazard.
A late goal by Fraizer Campbell in the 90th minute did not allow Thibaut Courtois to hold on to a clean sheet.
Chelsea’s last change came after the goal with Didier Drogba replacing Loic Remy in the 91st minute, as the Blues held on to secure the three points.
Salah added nothing to the game as the Egyptian international only had a couple touches of the ball before the final whistle.
Chelsea maintained their five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, and are next set to face Maribor in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.