PEDRO REVEALS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR CHELSEA AT THE MOMENT

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Chelsea lost yet another big game this year as Manchester United defeated Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup, as the Blues lost on home soil in the FA Cup fifth round clash.

A lot has been said about the game and the future of Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, with fans turning against the Italian during the game after another frustrating performance.

It wasn’t entirely gloom for Chelsea as the Blues had a good first-half and Pedro was denied by Sergio Romero in the Man United goal after he had kept out a David Luiz free-kick. Eden Hazard and Gonzalo Higuain also went close to scoring when the game was still goalless. However, the visitors then netted twice through Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba before the interval and defended tightly in the second-half to keep Chelsea at bay.

Pedro has revealed his disappointment at missing out on the FA Cup and has urged the team to forget the defeat and move on to the games that lie ahead.

“It’s a pity because it was a good opportunity for us to continue in this competition,” he said.

“It was a very bad day for us, for all the team. It’s a difficult situation. In the first half we played very well, we created chances to score one goal, but they had two situations and scored two goals.

“The most important thing was to do a good job creating chances with the ball in the second half, but we couldn’t do it and for this reason it was so difficult for us to come back.”

Chelsea’s next game is a home clash against Malmo in the Europa League, and after that is a League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday as the Blues prepare to face Manchester City for the second time this month.

Pedro has now insisted that all attention must now turn to the upcoming games against Malmo and Manchester City.

Pedro said: “There is an important game in the Europa League for us, and after the final against City. The most important thing now is to stay calm, train really hard and recover our best football and our best feeling, because if not we are in trouble.”

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