Glenn Hoddle reacts to Pedro’s goal in Chelsea’s 3-0 win at Leicester
Glenn Hoddle singles out Pedro Rodriguez for praise after Chelsea's 3-0 win at Leicester City
Glenn Hoddle hailed Pedro Rodriguez’s goal after Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.
The west London side eased into a first-half lead through an unlikely source – Marcos Alonso – in the absence of the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer Diego Costa.
The summer signing doubled the visitors’s lead in the second half after he reacted quickest to the loose ball from a blocked free-kick to put Antonio Conte’s men in control.
Pedro sealed three points with 30 minutes remaining after the ex-Barcelona forward combined with Willian using a deft touch with the outside of his hell before he nodded into the empty net.
Speaking to BT Sport during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Leicester, Hoddle picked out Pedro’s goal for special praise.
“It’s the sort of thing you do in an eight-a-side at training. You’ve got to have the confidence do it. Pedro has played really well. They all have. They’ve deserved this win,” Hoddle said.
Chelsea are seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham although Liverpool can cut the west London side’s lead to five points with victory over Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.