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.

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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.

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