Former Chelsea star Oscar has opened up on why Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne struggled during their time at Chelsea.
De Bruyne made just nine appearances for the Blues before he left for Wolfsburg.
Salah arrived as De Bruyne departed in January 2014, but he – like the Belgian – failed to make an impression at Chelsea, scoring two goals in 19 games before joining Roma in 2016.
Oscar was a teammate of both players at Chelsea and has now revealed why it didn’t work for the duo at Chelsea.
According to Oscar, Salah struggled with confidence during his time at Chelsea while De Bruyne was hampered by injuries.
“De Bruyne even gave me an assist,” the Brazilian told Yellow and Green Football.
“There was a formation where [Eden] Hazard, De Bruyne and I played in midfield and it worked well. He only had a few chances, played well but then got injured.
“I guess that not being consistent at a club that had many options in the centre of the park meant he was not a good fit at the time.
“With Salah, it was different. He was unstoppable during practice, but always shy and quiet off the field.
“During the games, I guess he did not have the confidence that we saw at every club he played for after Chelsea, and especially now at Liverpool.”