Based on this current season’s form, nobody in Europe can touch Kevin de Bruyne right now.
He’s a ludicrously good attacking midfielder and he makes title favourites Manchester City purr.
We wouldn’t be surprised if they went on to win the Champions League as well, actually.
But the Belgian was once ostracised by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, just like Mo Salah was under the Portuguese manager.
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has discussed the pair and highlighted similarities in their career progression.
“It’s strange to see that somebody like Salah who struggled at Chelsea and then went to Roma. He did great there. He came back and he has been a totally different player,” Adam told BBC Radio 5 Live, cited in the Sport Review.
“It happened with Kevin De Bruyne. He left Chelsea and went to Wolfsburg. He came back to the Premier League and he has been a totally different player.
“It’s great to see these players come back to the Premier League and show the quality they have.”
Mourinho must quietly fume at himself for letting both go so easily.
Chelsea could currently have a frontline of Eden Hazard, de Bruyne, Salah and Romelu Lukaku if he’d been more sensible!
But their loss is our gain.
Salah has eight goals for the season so far and will likely beat Coutinho’s total of 14 from last term before Christmas.
We may not have a clinical ‘no.9’ but when the Egyptian is scoring goals at the current rate, he’ll hopefully make up for it.