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Pedro Claims Humilating Loss Vs. Manchester Was A Blessing In Disguise For Chelsea

Credit: Sky Sports

Credit: Sky Sports

Maurizio Sarri's job was in huge jeopardy following Chelsea's humiliating loss against Manchester City when Guardiola's side thrashed him 6-0 at Etihad Stadium.

Even so, the Blues have only lost twice since that heartbreaking defeat, and, according to Pedro, that loss was exactly what the team needed to bond and grow together as a whole.

"We said 'this is enough'. I spoke (with my teammates) during the week about the situation, but now we're all focusing on reaching the top four. It's the most important thing for us until the end, to try to win every game. They're all finals because it's so important to get points, try to win every game and if not, it's going to be so difficult to qualify," Pedro told Sky Sports.

The Blues are currently sitting at the 6th spot of the Premier League table, trailing Manchester United and Arsenal for a spot on the top four and a ticket to next year's UEFA Champions League.

As for Pedro, the veteran winger claims to be at his best following a slow start of the season and had some praise for his boss.

"It's probably the best form I've been in. Maurizio (Sarri) is very clear with his ideas and that's good for me because I run, press high and recover the ball. I stay close to the target to score goals and help my team", Pedro concluded.

The 31-year-old will remain under contract until 2021 and with the team set to face a two-year transfer ban (which they've already appealed), they'd be wise to find a way to keep him around for longer.