Pedro, who put the seal on yesterday’s 5-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge, felt it was Blues’ best performance of the season so far.
The Spaniard, outstanding throughout, volleyed home from close range after Eden Hazard’s shot had been saved, and it was no more than his performance had merited.
Hazard scored twice and Diego Costa also netted, and Pedro’s compatriot Marcos Alonso scored his first Chelsea goal in what was a wonderful team display.
‘It was a very good win, this is the right way (to play),’ he said. ‘It was a good performance and we are in first position at the moment so it was a great day for us.
‘This is a very good moment for us and the supporters so we must enjoy this win. Now we have a break, a few days off, so we can relax and then start working hard in training again.’
The Blues have now taken maximum points from our last five matches, scoring 16 goals without reply.
‘The new formation is very good for the team, it’s a great system for us,’ added Pedro, who also supplied the pass from which Alonso made it 2-0. ‘We felt very good on the pitch, we are happy with our situation and we hope to continue in the right way.
‘It was our best performance, it was very good team work from everybody and that’s the most important thing. Now we must go game by game.
‘It’s good for us, in the last five games we haven’t conceded a goal and we’ve played very well. The defence has been very good.’
All three attackers who started the game - Pedro, Hazard and Diego Costa – scored in yesterday’s game, and Pedro also praised Antonio Conte for his impact on the team.
‘It was a very good performance from Diego and Eden and, for me, it’s a pleasure to play with them, these two players are very clever.
‘The manager has been important, he’s very good, a strong guy with character and good ideas. He’s very good for the team.’
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|- Pedro back to Spain squad after first Lopetegui’s call-up|
|- Blues keep strong up on top after Derby win (1-2)|
|- Superb Pedro leads Blues to win over Swans (3-1)|
|- Pedro strikes again in FA Cup win (0-2)|
|- “Always it is about hard work”|
|- Pedro strikes again as Blues are held in Turf Moor (1-1)|
|- Blues extend gap at the top after Derby win (3-1)|
|- Points are shared in midweek contest at Anfield (1-1)|
|- Four-goal win drive Blues to FA Cup fifth round (4-0)|