Why Salah failed at Chelsea —- Lampard

COBHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Frank Lampard of Chelsea during a press conference at Chelsea Training Ground on September 20, 2019 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has given reasons why Mohammed Salah failed to make an impact during his time at stamford bridge.
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Salah joined Chelsea in 2014 from Basel for a fee in the region of £11, making 19 appearances and scoring just twice under Jose Mourinho.

He spent two loan spells in Italy with Fiorentina and Roma before sealing a permanent move with the latter where he found his feet.

In 2017, the then 25-year-old switched back to the premier league to play for Liverpool where he has enjoyed a reasonable degree of success especially winning the UEFA Champions league last season.
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When posed with the question of Salah’s failure at Chelsea, Lampard who played alongside him at Stamford brigde said ““It is hard to answer because you can never directly compare players from a different generation or era.

“It is hard because everyone has their own pathways. “Unfortunately for Mo it did not work out here but great credit to him, he went to Italy and then came back and now he is a superstar. That is his path and it is hard to compare with what might have been in different circumstances.
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“The talent was obviously there but at that time we had a lot of options in attacking areas – wingers, number 10s and striker-type players and he did not get many opportunities for whatever reason.

“To become the player who came back to Liverpool, that is where huge credit is due and you don’t have to go searching any further than Mo himself for that, to say what professionalism, what work ethic.
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“To leave a club like Chelsea is not easy because people will then cast you aside as you did not make it here. To go and prove himself and be the superstar, complete credit to Mo himself.”

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