Salah brace sinks Leicester

Liverpool rally to win; Chelsea move to 2nd

Salah brace sinks Leicester

Liverpool celebrated Virgil van Dijk's arrival at Anfield by coming from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 thanks to Mohamed Salah's brace, while Danny Drinkwater scored his first Chelsea goal in a 5-0 rout of Stoke City.

Van Dijk, signed from Southampton for a world record fee for a defender of £75 million ($100 million), isn't able to play for Liverpool until January, but the flaws the Dutch centre-back will be asked to fix were on display as Leicester took a third minute lead at Anfield on Saturday.

Liverpool defender Joel Matip carelessly conceded possession and Riyad Mahrez set up Jamie Vardy to slot past goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Egypt winger Salah took Sadio Mane's brilliant pass and showed good footwork before drilling past Kasper Schmeichel for his 22nd club goal of an incredible debut season following his move from Roma.

Salah wasn't finished yet and he won it for Liverpool in the 76th minute.

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea climbed into second place above Manchester United, who host Southampton later on Saturday.

Antonio Conte's side made the perfect start when German defender Antonio Rudiger rose above three Stoke defenders to head home from Willian's free-kick in the third minute.

Eden Hazard was rested on the Chelsea bench, but his replacement Drinkwater did a passable impression of the brilliant Belgian, the midfielder bagging his first goal for the Blues with a blistering strike from the edge of the area in the ninth minute.

The visitors were three down by the 23rd minute when Pedro finished off Willian's pass to put Chelsea on course for a fourth win in their last five league games.

Willian got on the scoresheet himself in the 73rd minute, stroking home a penalty awarded for a foul on the Brazilian, before wing-back Davide Zappacosta grabbed his first Premier League goal with two minutes remaining.

Carlos Carvalhal made an immediate impact at Swansea City as his new club climbed off the bottom of the table with a dramatic 2-1 win at Watford.

 Ryan Fraser's last-gasp goal clinched Bournemouth's first win in nine matches as the struggling hosts beat Everton 2-1 at Dean Court to move out of the relegation zone.

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