Pundit Tony Cascarino has said that Chelsea winger Pedro is just as a good as Arsenal star Alex Sanchez.
The 29-year-old has played a vital role in Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation switch, scoring four goals and grabbing four assists in his last 10 Premier League games.
Sanchez, meanwhile, has been a star for Arsenal again this season, scoring 12 goals in the league so far.
Pedro arrived at Stamford Bridge for £19million from Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer of 2015 while Sanchez made the Emirates Stadium his home in July 2014 following a £31.7m switch also from Barca.
“When Pedro and Alexis Sanchez came to the Premier League from Barcelona, I thought of them as players who were equally good,” Cascarino wrote in his column for The Times.
“Last season Pedro’s form for Chelsea made that idea look ridiculous, but Antonio Conte seems to have a special skill for helping players to find the best in themselves.
“Pedro looks like the player we saw in Spain now, and you have to give Conte the credit for that.
“The Italian is one of those rare managers who do things that go against what pundits and fans are telling them to do and are proved right, as has been the case with him often putting Pedro in the team ahead of Willian, who was seen as the club’s best player last season.”
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)