Egypt’s Salah inspires Chelsea to 3-0 win over Stoke

Chelsea's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Stoke City on April 5, 2014. (AFP)

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah scored one goal and played a part in the other two as Chelsea strolled to a 3-0 victory over Stoke to reclaim the provisional Premier League lead Saturday.

Even though Jose Mourinho continues to downplay Chelsea's title prospects, his team remain in the mix with a relatively undemanding run-in, apart from a trip to Liverpool. Liverpool, though, can ensure Chelsea's stay at the top this weekend is short-lived by winning Sunday at West Ham.

This was a routine victory for Chelsea against a Stoke side that presented little attacking threat.

Salah was unmarked when he netted the opener in the 32nd minute, and won the penalty after the break that Frank Lampard had saved before netting the rebound. Salah set up Willian to complete a fifth straight home in the 72nd.

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