New Chelsea FC signing Pedro Rodr guez wasted no time in showcasing his abilities to the English Premier League, scoring and assisting in the Blues’ first win of the season


There were question marks over whether Spain international Pedro would go straight into manager Jos Mourinho’s Chelsea FC line-up, but the Portuguese named the former FC Barcelona in his starting XI and reaped the rewards.

Pedro was electric in his first appearance for the Blues, scoring the opening goal after a smart run in which he exchanged passes with Eden Hazard, before making a decisive contribution in an excellent counter-attacking goal converted by Diego Costa. The 28-year-old could have had more assists in the match, but was let down by some poor finishing from his team-mates – particularly Brazil international Willian.

Chelsea FC fans over the moon with new signing Pedro

The Blues’ faithful were unsurprisingly excited after watching their new signing strut his stuff at the Hawthorns, and any question marks about whether Pedro would start for Mourinho seem to have been well and truly laid to rest. Brazilian internationals Oscar and Willian will seemingly have to compete for a spot in the no.10 role, with Hazard and Pedro on either side.

With Juan Cuadrado reportedly on his way to Juventus on loan, Chelsea FC fans will be more than happy with his replacement, who proved just how much of a difference he can make in attack with his outstanding performance at the Hawthorns. There were also further calls for club vice-captain Branislav Ivanovi to be dropped next week in favour of new signing Abdul Baba Rahman, for whom the game against West Brom came too early.