Antonio Conte sends message to Chelsea fans about Pedro Rodriguez
Antonio Conte singles Pedro out for special praise after his brilliant performance in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Everton
Antonio Conte has heaped praise on Pedro Rodriguez after the Spaniard set Chelsea on their way towards victory over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
After a goalless first half at Goodison Park, Pedro broke the deadlock with a brilliant left-footed shot into the top corner.
Goals from Gary Cahill and Willian then followed as Chelsea sealed another crucial win in the race for the Premier League title this season.
Pedro has been one of Chelsea’s top performers this season and the Spaniard was named as the man of the match in Sunday’s game.
Conte was not surprised by Pedro’s contribution on Sunday as he singled the midfielder out for special praise following his brilliant display against the Toffees.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Conte said: “Pedro is showing he is a great player, but don’t forget he played with Barcelona and won a lot with them.
“He’s a great player, he’s having a fantastic season, and he must continue in this way to finish the season winning, otherwise for him also it’s a good season, not a fantastic season.”
Pedro will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to action next week with a crunch home clash against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge.