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Azpilicueta: Chelsea star Pedro will only get better

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has warned rivals that new signing Pedro will only improve after his sparkling debut.

Former Barcelona winger Pedro netted in his first Premier League game against West Brom on Sunday, which could be a sign of things to come.

Pedro has already made a mark. Credit: PA

"He has trained for one week, he played his first game, he is discovering the Premier League and I'm sure he will get better.

"I know him very well and he fits into the team very well. I know his ambition, he is hungry to help the team, win trophies and I know the way he started the first game is amazing.

"I know from the national team he is a top player. He played for Barcelona for so many years and he fits into our team and the Premier League."

Terry card appeal a 'waste of time' - Chelsea boss

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he has little chance in overturning captain John Terry's red card at the weekend.

The former England defender was sent off for pulling back Soloman Rondon early in the second-half in Chelsea's 3-2 win over West Brom.

John Terry has endured a poor start to the season. Credit: PA

Asked if he would appeal the red card, Mourinho said: "Normally it's a waste of time for us, I think we should but normally it's a waste of time.

"No (I don't blame him), it's a ball into the space behind the full back, the full back is pressing high, the striker makes the movement and then (referee) Mr Clattenburg decides it's a red card.

"To speak about the sending off I have to speak about many other things in the game. Some things you can see and some things we can see.

"I prefer just to focus on us."


Pedro: Mourinho convinced me to join Chelsea

New Chelsea signing Pedro says he joined the club due to Jose Mourinho making him feel wanted.

The Spanish winger had been linked heavily with a move to Manchester United, but has ended up at Stamford Bridge thanks to Mourinho's persistence.

Pedro is now a Chelsea player. Credit: PA

"He (Mourinho) is one of the main reasons why I'm here. He phoned me a few times and said he needed me to make the team stronger.

"He has won titles wherever he has been. I am really looking forward to playing under him and hopefully winning more titles.

"I spoke to Cesc. We are very good friends. I knew I would feel at home here and that was one of the main reasons why I decided to join."

Pedro turns down Man United to sign for Chelsea

Pedro looks set for Stamford Bridge. Credit: Reuters

Barcelona winger Pedro is in London to join Premier League champions Chelsea, according to Spanish paper Marca.

It had seemed the Spanish international was going to join Manchester United, but Pedro did not seem keen on a move to Old Trafford.

Pedro will cost the west London club £20million, with the potential for the fee to go up depending on the Spaniard triggering certain clauses.

It will be a great victory in the transfer market for Jose Mourinho over Louis van Gaal who had made the Catalan one of his key targets.

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