Photo: New Chelsea signing issues rallying cry after Sunderland win

Pedro Rodriguez sends a message to Chelsea supporters after Saturday's vital 3-1 win against Sunderland

Pedro Rodriguez talked up the role of the Chelsea supporters in Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 win against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues edged into a third-minute lead thanks to Branislav Ivanovic’s powerful header in the first goal of the post-Jose Mourinho era at the west London club.

One of the Portuguese coach’s last signings Pedro added a second from close range to put Chelsea firmly in charge against Sam Allardyce’s struggling side.

Oscar dispatched a second-half spot-kick to seal three points for the defending Premier League champions before Fabio Borini scored a late consolation for the visitors.

And Pedro, who moved to Chelsea from La Liga giants Barcelona in the summer transfer window, issued a Blues rallying cry following their comfortable victory.

Pedro wrote on his Instagram page: “Come on Chelsea! We both team and fans played a great game this afternoon. Come on Chelsea! @chelseafc #CFC #CHESUN”

The Spain international has scored two goals and has made two assists in 13 Premier League appearances for the west London club since his £22m summer move.

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