Pedro joined Chelsea from Barcelona in the summer of 2015 for a fee of £21million, just months after Chelsea had won the Premier League title in Jose Mourinho’s second spell as Chelsea boss.
Pedro scored on his Chelsea debut but it was a difficult season for the club as Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea and the club failed to even qualify for Europa League football.
The Spaniard won the Premier League title under Antonio Conte in his second season as Chelsea player and FA Cup in his third season. He scored nine goals in his second season and four in his third season. Under Maurizio Sarri, Pedro has scored seven goals already and looks set to beat his best goal tally for Chelsea (9).
Pedro has described his first season in Chelsea under Jose Mourinho as the most difficult in his career.
“That first year was probably the most difficult in my career,” Pedro told Daily Express. “I had the expectation to win titles. Chelsea were the champions. But we lost games. It was difficult in the dressing room with players not happy. But I learned a lot.
“Under Conte in the first season I played a lot – he was a different character. It was a good season and to win the Premier League was great.”
And Sarri?: “The character is different again. But his idea for me is the best, because when you recover the ball you are close to the target.”
Asked what this season holds for Chelsea, Pedro added: “We are still alive in four competitions. It is good to be in a final. In the league it could be better, and against City it will be tough, but the top four is the target.”