Pedro signs new Chelsea contract

Mae Harvey
August 3, 2018

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says that he is "not happy" about the delayed arrival of Willian from his post World Cup holiday.

While Pedro is staying at Chelsea, the club have fears over three first-team players.

Chelsea forward Pedro has signed a one year contract extension to keep him at the club until 2020 it has been announced today.

Sarri wants to hold talks with the winger as he admitted he is not happy with Willian's situation, labelling it as odd.

The under-17 World Cup victor, who played the full 90 minutes in England's 5-2 win over Spain in the final, also endeared himself to Blues supporters after the game with a great gesture. He might be trying to push through a move to Old Trafford in the days to come, which is why Sarri might want to talk to him and clear things out. However, the club does have a clause with the option to extend the contract for another season.

Sarri, like many a Chelsea head coach before him, was in no position to offer assurances on either front in Dublin and while he insists he is bored by transfer matters, it can not be easy to lead amid such uncertainty.

On the pitch, Sarri's revolution is taking shape.

Pedro has also impressed for Chelsea during pre-season.

Sarri also revealed what his lineup against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City would look like.

Inter Milan's Roberto Gagliardini, Danilo D'Ambrosio and Kwadwo Asamoah are seasoned global defenders but there was a moment in the 53rd minute of Saturday's 1-1 draw against Chelsea when they were made to look like part-time Sunday League interlopers. He, like Hazard and Courtois, will not be available until next week and, peerless natural athlete though he is, it remains unclear how ready he will be to contribute from day one of the Premier League.

Of the players available to Sarri in Dublin, academy youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi did the most to catch the eye of his new head coach, tormenting Hector Bellerin and creating several chances for a wasteful Alvaro Morata as well as having an effort of his own cleared off the line. He threw his future into more doubt when he failed to report for the pre-season training on time.

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