Chelsea speed demon Pedro is rolling back the years
Maurizio Sarri has already improved a number of Chelsea individuals this season since his arrival as manager in the summer and Spanish World Cup winner Pedro is one of the players to benefit.
The 31-year-old attacker appears to be rolling back the years and is showing the kind of form he used to have during his time with Barcelona.
He’s a speed machine that is perfect for Sarri’s attacking system and is very much accustomed to a possession-based style that is the blueprint of La Liga giants Barcelona.
Pedro has already chipped in with three goals in his nine appearances so far this campaign and is competing with teammate Willian for an attacking position.
The Spanish right-winger has great energy and technical ability, something that should see him surpass his return of seven goals from last season.
Pedro’s best ever scoring season at Stamford Bridge was the 13 he returned in the 2016/17 campaign and there is a chance he could eclipse that in Sarri’s system.
The attacker just needs to find some more consistency in front of goal and he once netted 23 goals in all competitions in the 2009/10 season for Barcelona.
Pedro has turned out to be a brilliant £21million (BBC) signing for the Blues, but he still has plenty more to offer and Sarri may just be the perfect coach for him to succeed.
The spotlight is rightfully on Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard right now, but Pedro breaks the lines when he plays and shouldn’t be overlooked.