Certain players are just not ‘discardable’, no matter what. This is mostly because of what they bring to the teams they play for. Pedro Rodriguez is one of such players for Chelsea. Since he joined Chelsea in 2015, he has been an important addition for us. He’s not quite the same Pedro we knew at Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, but he isn’t far off. He still scores goals as much as he creates them, and that’s all that should matter.
Pedro is one of those players that probably won’t give you 20 goals a season, but his knack for scoring crucial goals separate him from the rest. On Sunday evening, as a substitute, he earned us a win against Leicester City in extra time. The match probably would have gone to penalties if he hadn’t scored, and that would have been dangerous for us. That of course isn’t the first time Pedro would score such an important goal, it has happened over and over again in his short and interesting Chelsea career.
The Spain international isn’t a regular starter, because of the likes of Willian and Eden Hazard, but he remains a very important player in the Chelsea team, and I don’t see that changing soon. And even if possible suitors come this summer, I see him wearing the colours of Chelsea come next season.
If there’s one thing I like about Pedro, it is how he manages to stay happy always, even when he’s not playing. He exudes positive energy, and that is exactly what we need at Stamford Bridge. Pedro isn’t Hazard or Messi, but he has his own kinda magic. We’ll need that for as long as we can.