Salah is allowed the odd day off. He can't cut teams to ribbons every week.
Salah has gone to face Chelsea 3 times since he signed for us. He has been nothing short of awful on every occasion. He was so bad last year that he was subbed with 20 minutes to go, with us needing an equaliser. But how many people would start somebody else instead?
Delighted with the result, and that a potential disgraceful offside decision against us was overturned. That's what it's there for, and it won us an extra 2 points that before this season, we couldn't get. More about that later.
I'm not that bothered about the performance, we haven't played well at Chelsea for years. It's not about playing well there, it's about getting a result, and if we can win there, even better. The last half hour was a drag, but there were not too many scares. A couple of years ago, once one goal went in, the roof fell in. It doesn't happen now.
I see here that David Maddock listed off a couple of new records we've just set. All well and good. What he didn't list off was that he admitted on Press Box last month, that he doesn't want VAR to be used for offsides, as he can't accept the lines are straight. The lines are more straight than a wall, and you cannot score goals if you're on the wrong side of the line, period.
When we last went to Sheffield on the first day in 2006/07, there was uproar in the media because the ref gave us a penalty for their player attempting to foul Gerrard. Fowler scored and we got a 1-1 draw. A draw this time will not do, but a win gives us the chance to go 8 points clear before City play again. Even at this early stage, that will be a sizeable gap in our favour. A few more wins and maybe we won't have to worry about what City are doing.