Three reasons why Pedro can fire Chelsea to the title

Shona Duthie examines three reasons why Chelsea forward Pedro Rodriguez can fire the Blues to the title

Versatility

Pedro was one of Barcelona’s most versatile players. Not only can Pedro score goals, he is primarily a goal provider as he plays on the wings. He has fantastic pace, which sees him fly down the pitch causing full-backs all sorts of problems. Pedro has dangerous crossing abilities, which could harm any defence n the Premier League. His versatility could easily fire Chelsea to the title as he can score goals and create them for his team-mates. The likes of Pedro and Diego Costa working together can be seen as a formidable force. Pedro can easily turn a defence strategy into an attack, something that Chelsea has lacked slightly in previous seasons. He has clever movement on the ball and off the ball and this could work well with Eden Hazard. Adding a player like Pedro to your squad can only mean good things.

He can score plenty of goals

As mentioned, not only can Pedro create chances for team mates to score, he has racked up an impressive goal tally himself. In Pedro’s debut season of 2009/10, he became the first ever player to score in six different competitions in the same season. He has a fantastic knack of scoring goals at the right and vital times in a game to create a change in the football match. Manchester United fans may be disappointed that their club has not signed Pedro as this could create more bad memories for them of the player as he opened the scoring in the Champions League final in 2011. Pedro’s first, second and last goals for Barca were all responsible for winning a trophy. Facts like this can only be positive and it can be assert that Pedro can put Chelsea into title contention. With the fix of scoring and creating, as well as defending, he could be the player that helps Chelsea secure the Premier League title two years in a row.

Pedro has the experience and a great attitude to win

Pedro is passionate and humble and this will be a great thing for English fans to fall in love with him. It is clear to see Pedro is hardworking on the pitch and is also a generous player. If he feels the pass should be made in order to score a goal, he will do so. Alexis Sanchez flourished in the Premier League last season since leaving Camp Nou and the same can happen for Pedro. Pedro can be a great player in his own right. Pedro has been directly involved in more goals with Messi than anyone else in the past five years, which has a tally of 28. If Pedro keeps up this attitude, as well as coming with an abundance of experience during his spell at Barcelona, Pedro could easily be the missing piece to Chelsea’s puzzle. Chelsea have had a sluggish start to this season’s campaign, but with Pedro’s arrival he can easily build up the teams moral to fire Chelsea to the title.

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