Pedro Rodriguez opens up about new Chelsea signing

Pedro Rodridguez heaps praise on Marcos Alonso following the defender's summer transfer to Chelsea

Pedro Rodriguez has praised Marcos Alonso following the defender’s summer transfer to Chelsea.

The Blues moved quickly to bring in the Spaniard to Stamford Bridge on the final day of the summer transfer window as Antonio Conte bolstered his defensive options ahead of his first season in charge.

The 25-year-old made his Chelsea debut as the Blues came from two goals down to beat Leicester City in the League Cup last month and reach the fourth round of the competition.

Alonso has also made two Premier League appearances for the Blues and played the full 90 minutes as Chelsea beat Hull City 2-0 last weekend in the top flight.

And Pedro says that he has been enjoying getting to know his new team-mate in recent weeks.

Speaking in an interview with Chelsea’s website, Pedro said: “It was a great effort from the team [in the League Cup against Leicester] because we were 2-0 down but in the second half we produced a very good comeback.

“Marcos is a new team-mate, he’s a really nice person and we’re very happy to have him here.”

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Chelsea will be hoping that Alonso can help his side keep another clean sheet when they return to action after the international break with a home clash against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge next weekend.

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