Chelsea new boy happy to wait for big chance - wants to score more goals

Mohamed Salah has rarely featured since joining Chelsea from Basel in January.

The 21-year-old became the first Egyptian player to represent Chelsea, when the Blues beat Liverpool to his signature in the January transfer window.

The classy winger, however, has had to be content with a number of brief cameos so far this year, as Chelsea have, in the main, stuck with fellow attacking midfielders Eden Hazard, Willian, Oscar and Andre Schurrle.

Since joining Chelsea, Salah has made just three Premier League appearances (all as substitute), although he did have the consolation of getting on the scoresheet in last week's 6-0 thrashing of Arsenal.

With Salah ineligible to represent Chelsea in the Champions League (he played in the competition earlier this season with Basel), his only opportunities for game-time for the remainder of the season are in the Premier League.

With Chelsea currently top the table, however - and with just seven games remaining - the likelihood of Blues manager Jose Mourinho dropping his trusted front trio in favour of Salah appears slim.

In an interview with the official Chelsea site, however, Salah acklowledges the difficulties of making an impact this season, but remains positive.

He said: 'I hope to play some more matches, but I know now it's difficult because I came in winter. Also, I'm now at one of the best clubs in the world. It's not easy to play because all of our players are very, very good.

'We are first in the league so it is not easy to go directly into the team and play every game. I will try to play and now I have one goal I would like to score some more - that is what everybody wants!'.

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