Chelsea attacker not looking too far ahead despite strong Premier League start

Spain international Pedro has said that Chelsea are not looking far ahead from themselves despite a strong start to the current Premier League season. The west London giants have not succumbed to a defeat since the Community Shield game against Manchester City in August and the form has now propelled them into the second position, just two points off the top of the table.

Speaking after the recent game against Crystal Palace, Pedro acknowledged that the Blues have gone through an impressive run of results but they should continue to focus on a game-by-game basis, he told Chelsea TV: “The most important thing is step by step, game by game. The team knows we’re now in a very good position, but it’s too early to know anything. There are a lot of games until the end. It’s very important to continue in this moment.”

Meanwhile, Eden Hazard returned to the Blues mix after a three-match absence with a back problem and Pedro was pleased with the comeback of the Belgium international, who has been in a rich vein of form, he added: “He’s the most important player here. He’s a star for us. Eden is playing very good. It’s very good news for us that he’s in very good form.”

“Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has generally stuck with a fixed number of players for the Premier League “duties and the decision to do so has paid dividends with the likes of Alvaro Morata returning to form. The Spaniard came for criticism “from both the media “ and the fans after being guilty of squandering chances during the early part of the season.

However, over the past month, he has picked up form and his brace against Crystal Palace on Sunday made it five goals for him from the space of just six appearances across all competitions. Chelsea are scheduled to face BATE Borisov in the Europa League in midweek before entertaining Everton for the last league encounter before the international break.