Kevin de Bruyne and Mo Salah never made it at Chelsea because of personality clashes with Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea’s former loan technical coach Eddie Newton thinks Salah and De Bruyne were “more than good enough” to play for Chelsea and didn’t do so because of a “clash” with Jose Mourinho.
De Bruyne and Salah both struggled to secure a first-team role at Chelsea during Mourinho’s second spell at the club from 2013 to 2015.
De Bruyne left in 2014 and is now shining with Manchester City while Salah joined Roma in 2016 and has developed into one of the best players in the world at Liverpool.
The 49-year-old told Goal: “I think Salah and De Bruyne wasn’t about talent.
“It was a personality clash [with Jose Mourinho]. I just didn’t think it was working at the time.
“I think they were more than good enough. But it was the manager who didn’t see eye-to-eye with them, so it wasn’t going to work.”