Why have Chelsea signed him?
After romping to the Premier League title last season, there wasn’t really too much that Chelsea needed to do in order to strengthen their squad for the new campaign. However, it was argued that they could do with one more prominent player who would create chances and breakthrough defences in order to complete their attacking armoury. The 28-year-old fits this role ideally. He is intelligent, experienced skilled, has a winning mentality and will settle in well alongside former team-mate Cesc Fabregas and fellow Spaniards Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilcuta. Additionally, with Juan Cuadrado now signed on loan at Juventus, it creates space for Pedro to come in and make an impact.
Will he be a good capture?
After two games in the Premier League, Pedro already looks to be in fine form and a superb catch for Chelsea. His performance on debut saw Mourinho liken him to Maradona as he scored the Blues’ first goal and set up international team-mate Costa for the second. The £21 million-man came off to a standing ovation from the travelling fans at The Hawthorns and, judging by previous records, won’t be finished there. He’s scored 58 senior goals for Barcelona’s first-team throughout his time there and hit double figures for their B and C teams. Moreover, with 16 goals for his country, as well as over 50 caps including those at World Cups and European Championships, his experience is so valuable on and off the pitch.