CONTE REVEALS WHY HE HAD TO SUB PEDRO AT HALF-TIME

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Pedro was involved in a heavy challenge with Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal in the first-half of the goalless draw between the two London giants.

Pedro didn’t come out after the interval as he was replaced by summer signing Tiemoue Bakayako.

Speaking on the Pedro incident after the game, Conte said: “Pedro took a bad tackle in his ankle,

“He wasn’t 100 per cent fir [after that] so I decided to make a substitution for the second half.

“I hope this problem is not serious – we lost Pedro against Arsenal [in the Community Shield final].”

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