The Spain international was an important member of Antonio Conte’s squad last season as Chelsea FC won the Premier League title with two games to spare.
Pedro scored nine times in 35 games in the Premier League last term to play a big role in the west London side’s title success.
However, the Blues made a number of new additions in the 2017 summer transfer window, although Zappacosta’s arrival went under the radar.
The Italian defender has impressed with a respectable return of one goal and one assist in 10 starts and eight substitute appearances this season.
However, Zappacosta appears to have made quite the impression on Pedro for his performances in training at Cobham.
Asked to identify the fastest player in the Chelsea FC squad, Pedro named Zappacosta.
“It’s difficult because we have very fast players,” Pedro told Chelsea FC’s website.
“There’s Musonda, Willian, Zappacosta. Kante is always running a lot! If they had a 100m race, probably Zappacosta would win.”
Chelsea FC were 2-1 extra-time winners against Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final at the King Power Stadium last weekend.
The Blues are in fifth place in the Premier League and five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
The west London side lost 4-1 to FC Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 earlier this month.
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