Chelsea have endured a difficult fixture list in the month of February as March provides a kinder fixture schedule for Maurizio Sarri’s side.
There were a lot of negatives surrounding the club in February with threats looming of a potential sack for the manager and heavy defeats suffered against Bournemouth and Manchester City. Chelsea were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
But the Blues ended the month with their heads lifted up as they defeated Malmo 3-0 and were unlucky to lose in penalties to Man City after a tough 120-minute battle. The Kepa Arrizabalaga incident which caused a stir in the media was handled well by the club as Chelsea went on to beat Spurs in their last game of the month of February.
Pedro who scored the first goal against Spurs has revealed that the dressing room is okay and the atmosphere is nice. The Spaniard who was in fine form against Tottenham also told the media that Chelsea’s target is to beat Fulham on Sunday and then try to enter the top four back again.
“We spoke a lot this week inside the dressing,” he admitted, “but the atmosphere in the dressing room is good. We speak with the manager, with Kepa, with Willy [Caballero], with all the players and still the situation is good for us and that is the best news. The most important thing from now until the end is to see every game like a final.
“We play Fulham now and we must recover this week and prepare well.
“It is our target to stay close to the top four and to fight to the end, and also to win the Europa League because you can reach the Champions League that way.”
Chelsea will be hoping to go through March unscathed as the club have a much kinder fixture schedule.
On Sunday, Chelsea have an away clash against Fulham which will be followed by a home game in the Europa League against Dynamo Kyiv. The following league game is a home fixture against Wolves before Chelsea travel away to Kyiv and two away league games against Everton and Cardiff before hosting West Ham.
Pedro was happy that Chelsea got a win against Spurs as the victory has boosted our top four chances.
“We needed these three points, we needed this win,” exclaimed the happy Spaniard afterwards.
“It was in front of our own supporters, and also it was important for us to recover our confidence and get our best feeling on the pitch and it is a very good day for us.
“Against Manchester City and against Tottenham it was two games so difficult for us but in both games we played with good ambition, good mentality and good effort and finally we got the best result here [against Spurs].
“It is a great result for us after the last game. Now we have to enjoy it because every game for us is a lot of effort and we are feeling fantastic. We have to enjoy because every victory is important until the end of the season.”