In January Chelsea once again defeated a Premier League rival to the signature of an attacking talent. In the summer they had beaten Tottenham to the signature of Willian, but this time it was Liverpool who were defeated in the transfer market.
The player was Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian had shone for FC Basel in the Swiss club's two victories against Chelsea in the Champions League and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was happy to shell out around £11 million on the talent.
The pacey attacker went on to play 11 games for his new club last season, scoring on two occasions.
But this season has been a disappointment from the player.
He has played just eight minutes of football for Chelsea in the Premier League this season - entering the fray against Swansea City in September.
He featured for 80 minutes in the Capital One Cup against Bolton Wanderers - meaning he is yet to play 90 minutes for Chelsea this season.
So international duty probably could not come soon enough for the 22-year-old, as he remains a pivotal member of the Egyptian national team.
Salah now has a sensational record of 18 goals in 31 games for his nation, after scoring against Botswana yesterday evening.
Egypt won the African Nations qualifier against Botswana in Gaborene - their first points of their qualifying campaign after opening with defeats against Senegal and Tunisia.
Salah scored the second goal of the game, curling in a calm effort to give the nation their deserved win.
Salah will now be hoping to get more of a chance to shine with Chelsea as he always does for his beloved Egypt.