Chelsea winger Pedro has been identified by his manager Antonio Conte as the ‘perfect’ player for his new-look 3-4-3 formation.
The Spain international got off to a slow start at Stamford Bridge after his move from Barcelona last summer, but has recently become a key performer under Conte.
Pedro has recently replaced Willian in Chelsea’s first XI, making it into Conte’s starting line up, which has now gone unchanged for the last five Premier League matches.
The 29-year-old has an impressive tally of two goals and five assists so far this term, and his manager has paid him a glowing tribute after turning his career in English football around.
‘Pedro? He has qualities of absolute excellence. He’s perfect for the 3-4-3,’ Conte told Gazzetta dello Sport.
Speaking to the Italian press this week, the former Juventus boss was also full of praise for the previously under-rated talent Victor Moses.
‘I noticed his potential from the first days of the summer retreat,’ he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
‘Moses has important qualities: technique, physical strength, the ability to cover seventy metres of the pitch.
‘I find it incredible that someone like him has been overlooked.’
Moses first joined Chelsea in the 2012/13 season, but was loaned out every subsequent summer as soon as Jose Mourinho returned to the club.