PICTURE: Salah in his first Chelsea training session

Chelsea's 'Egyptian Messi' was seen alongside his new teammates ahead of the Manchester City game on Monday.


Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has been pictured taking part in his first Chelsea training session today, seemingly oblivious to the madness of the approaching transfer deadline.

Shown proudly holding up the Chelsea jersey at Cobham, the skilful forward then headed out onto the pitch to join his new teammates in their preparation for Monday's crunch game at Manchester City.

Salah has been in superb form this season for both club and country, scoring 10 goals in 29 games for Basle in Switzerland, and with 9 goals for Egypt in 2013.

At just 21, the man dubbed the 'Egyptian Messi' will be looking to fill the boots of both Juan Mata and Kevin de Bruyne for Chelsea, and fans will be excited to see one of Africa's top players make his debut for their club in the top of the table clash.

image: © Jason Bagley

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