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Spurs hero Crooks hails Salah influence for Chelsea win

Former Tottenham striker and FA Cup winner Garth Crooks hailed the performance of Mohamed Salah in Chelsea's win over Stoke City.

Salah struck in the 3-0 win.

Crooks told BBC Sport: "Mohamed Salah was inspiring as Chelsea beat Stoke on Saturday - and Jose Mourinho was happy to sing the Egypt international's praises afterwards.

"Salah scored the opener, before winning the penalty that led to Chelsea's second goal as they won 3-0. Mourinho highlighted the 21-year-old's role in the victory, and was quick to mark him out for a bright future at Stamford Bridge.

"With so much uncertainty as to which players will stay at Chelsea beyond the summer - and with Mourinho likely to reshape his squad significantly - that was high praise indeed."

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